In 1986 Family Worship Center held its first service under the direction of Senior Pastor Pat Butcher. The church began with 35 people and has grown to a current membership of over 600. Located in a community of 2,400 and a county of less than 11,000, Family Worship Center continues to reach out to the more than 7 surrounding counties it draws from. In 2000, Pastor Pat embraced the mandate given by God to plant 40 life-giving, Word of faith churches in rural communities (population 150,000 or less). Out of the desire to plant churches, the Lord led Pastor Pat to start FWCN. There are currently five churches in the FWCN, and our goal is to plant 40 churches by 2020.
Plain and simple - We're all about "partnering with God in changing the quality of people's lives'. We understand the mission ahead of us is
God-sized and the mandate to plant 40 life-giving churches in the state of Kentucky by 2020 reaching 1% of the community they are located in is aggressive. Through the structure and systems currently in place as well as developments to come, we embrace this God-sized opportunity to impact and influence a state for the Kingdom of God.
One of the ways we partner with God in changing the quality of people’s lives is through "Beyond". Beyond is our ongoing campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to give financial resources toward planting life-giving churches around the state of Kentucky.
For the cost of a new pickup truck ($50,000), we can see a FWC planted in a community. Each month we take up a special offering for “Beyond”, and opportunities are always available online to give towards this endevour.