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 ten undeveloped acres and built the Faith Assembly of God Worship & Learning Center at 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.
From amongst the many that God has called into ministry at Faith, one was called apart from the others to one-day serve as pastor as the mantle of leadership passed from one generation to another.
During the thirty-eighth year of his pastoral ministry at Faith, in September 2006, Pastor Happy graduated into the presence of the Lord.
A New Season
In November 2006, Pastor Jason Taylor stepped into the pulpit as Lead Pastor of Faith Assembly Church. Pastor Jason grew up at Faith under the ministry of Pastor Happy. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in North Texas where he met his wife Shara (McNabb), a native Oklahoman. During visits home to Houston, Pastor Jason would often be invited to preach at Faith. During their first year of marriage the Taylors served on staff at Faith, prior to being called back to North Texas. They then served in pastoral ministry for several years in Oklahoma prior to returning to Houston.
A Rich Future
In FACs rich fifty-plus year history, the church has grown tremendously, reaching beyond the church’s walls to mission fields around the world. As a church family, our heart is to minister to people of all ages, and all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Throughout the years, this body of believers has touched thousands in this community. Today, we continue our ministry as individuals develop together on their spiritual journey.
Your Role in Our Story (You Are Our Story)
We recognize at Faith that God has a specific plan and purpose for each person’s life. We’re all about loving God, loving people, and loving life; therefore, we have invested in to a variety of ministries. The broad scope of ministries is a reflection of our heart for people. We want your role in our story to begin here and grow into the plan God has specifically designed for you. This discovery will be invaluable for your future in Christ.