The Early Years
Our roots as a church have grown strong in Northwest Houston for over fifty years. In 1963 a small congregation from The Heights purchased the former White Oak Baptist Church at 2800 Mangum Road. Two years later in 1965, Reverend John C. Minor who had served as the Senior Pastor of Heights Assembly for many years, was convinced to come out of retirement to serve as Senior Pastor of Faith Assembly of God Church.
Passing the Leadership Mantle
During his three years of leadership, in 1968, Pastor Minor recruited his daughter and son and law—Reverend Happy & Jonnie Darneal—to return to Houston from Corpus Christi where they were serving in ministry. Under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Happy & Jonnie, the church experienced unprecedented growth.
Church Growth & a New Campus
To accommodate church growth, Faith purchased 10 undeveloped acres and built the Faith Assembly of God Worship & Learning Center at the current location, 7755 Fairbanks N Houston Rd. Since 1982 Faith has met on this campus. Numerous families have raised children, many have been married, and others have launched into ministry from Faith during this season.
In September 2006, during the thirty-eighth year of his pastoral ministry at Faith, Pastor Happy graduated into the presence of the Lord. Pastor Jason Taylor, who grew up at Faith under the ministry of Pastor Happy, stepped into the pulpit as lead pastor in November 2006. Pastor Jason led Faith Assembly Church for 10 years prior to answering a call to church plant in the suburbs of Oklahoma where is wife's family has served in ministry for nearly four decades.
A Rich Future
On June 25, 2017, Faith affirmed Nathan Rouse as lead pastor. Stepping into this role with a humble heart and a focus on the future God is calling the church towards, Pastor Nathan is investing in people. As we embark on this new journey together, we invite you to be part.
You Are Our Story
We recognize how God has a specific plan and purpose for each person’s life. We’re all about loving God, loving people, and loving life. As we live life together with Jesus as the core focus of our shared story, our heart is for your place in our church story to grow you strongly in the plan and hope-filled future God has designed specifically for you.