Springfield Faith Center began May 1981 as a church plant of Eugene Faith Center. We met at Briggs Middle School under the leadership of Pastor Rob Tucker. At that time, we were the largest incorporated church in Springfield without its own building. May of 1985 ushered in the completion of the building we currently occupy at 600 Hayden Bridge Way. Pastor Tucker was Senior Pastor until 1995 when Dave Lanning took over and has since held the position of Senior Pastor.
Want to worship with us?
We endeavor to hear and honor the Lord in all our services. There are a diversity of leading styles during the Praise and Worship portion of our services, while Pastor Dave takes the major speaking role. We try to give continuity to the weekend services by having the same worship teams and speakers at all three services. Wednesday night services include; worship, prayer and a short teaching from the Bible.
The early 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, was a pioneer of women in ministry. Having experienced a profound religious conversion at age 17, Aimee began preaching across the United States and later, the world. In 1918, she established her base in Los Angeles, California, where in 1923, the 5,500 seat Angelus Temple was dedicated and became the center of her revival, healing and benevolent ministries. She was the first woman to receive a FCC radio license and was a pioneer religious broadcaster. Her sermons were the first to incorporate the contemporary communications of that day into her preaching of the Gospel. From Angelus Temple she performed an extensive social ministry, providing hot meals for more than 1.5 million people during the Great Depression. She summarized her message into four major points known as “The Foursquare Gospel,”
Jesus Christ the Saviour- (John 3:16; Act 2:12)
Jesus Christ the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit- (Mark 1:8; Acts 2:4)
Jesus Christ the Healer- (Hebrews 13:8; James 5:14-15)
Jesus Christ the Coming King- (John 14:3; I Thessalonians 4:16-15)
and founded a denomination called The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
From its beginning at Angelus Temple, The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel has now grown to include more than 1,900 churches in the United States and Canada, and over 24,000 churches worldwide. There are currently more than 2.8 million members in 99 countries around the world.
You can learn much more about our denomination by visiting the website at http://www.foursquare.org
Tithing to the church
The money you give as tithe is put in our general fund and used to pay personnel costs, adult ministry expenses, youth ministries expenses, mortgages and leases, facility operations and maintenance, and tithe (to the National Office International Church of the Foursquare Gospel).
Offerings are when you give money for specific missions, projects and ministries. These are what we call “Designated Funds.” Unless the ministry or project is approved by the Church Council, designated giving is not tax deductible.
Some Designated Funds that are Tax Deductible Can Include:
Love (Benevolence) Fund
Non-Tax Deductible Funds Include:
Gifts to specific persons within the church
Any ministry activity in which you pay for a specific good or service
Camps or Retreats