Pastors John and Rita with a small group started the FaithFinders Church in February of 2002. We began in a house, then by the Lord’s Favor a Pastor friend allowed us to use his church when he was not using it. This lasted for a short while until they realized, “we must find the region God called us to.”
We soon began to have services in the basement of a house in Sturgis, Michigan. From there, we found Favor in November of 2002 and rented a storefront in White Pigeon, Michigan. We were still a small group, but we purchased 60 chairs, drums, a guitar, a bass, and our PA system and believed that God truly planted us there. We preached, sang, and worshipped to the chairs as though they were full. We knew we heard from God and we continued to believe that by Faith, God would send the people. In February of 2003, people started to come.
We had shown interest in a vacated church building in Constantine, Michigan, and in April of 2003 God provided us with a Miracle, Favor Blessing. We had just about given up on any way to work out a deal to purchase the church, when the Lord made a way for us to not only purchase the Church, but the Parsonage as well.
Today, we are a thriving ministry. We have local outreaches and churches such as Anointed Life Ministries in Grand Rapids, MI that are under our covering. It’s hard to believe how far we have come, but with God all things are possible.