Faith Bible Chapel grew out of a series of home Bible studies dating back to
the mid 1970’s. Most of the charter members were longstanding friends and
neighbors who felt led of the Lord to seek a deeper level of spiritual growth and
personal commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our daily walk. Faith Bible
Chapel was officially born on May 29, 1979 when 23 people met at the home of
Danton and Diana Godfrey on Lebanon Rd. in the town of Coldspring. We adopted a
Constitution and Bylaws and signed a Covenant pledging to support Faith Bible
Chapel and each other with our prayers, our time, and our finances.
We met in our homes for the first six months then rented the Randolph Seventh
Day Adventist facility for nearly four years. We purchased the property at 117
Jamestown St. from Robert Matson in December of 1982. Occupancy began in
August of 1983 after extensive renovations. The Chapel initially functioned as a
bowling alley, then as Lynn Tool & Die Shop, and finally was used by Mr. Matson as
a fertilizer warehouse. We also purchased the adjoining 4 acres which were formerly
part of the Charles Rodgers farm.
The original Elders who served this local assembly were Charles Archer,
Daniel Bohall, Thomas Bohall & Robert Grosser. Other officers included Douglas &
Sally Bliss as Co-treasurers; Naomi Newton as Clerk; & Cathy Newton Vogan as
Sunday School Supt.
Since our inception seven different men have served as Pastor-Teacher or
Senior Pastor who we view as co-equal in authority with the other Elders.
(1) C. Allen Myers was a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his
wife Jan served from June 10, 1979 until the fall of 1980. They then returned to
Pastor Myer’s native North Carolina to shepherd his home church.
(2) Ray Huber was from Lancaster, Pa. and a graduate of Moody Bible
Institute. He and his wife Peggy ministered here for nearly 9 years. They took a 1
year sabbatical to work as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Quito,
Ecuador. Ray now functions as the Executive Dir. Of Millersville Int. House in
Lancaster, Pa. The Huber’s global outreach ministry is supported by F.B.C.
(3) Joel & Linda Spencer, from Russell, Pa., were here from 1986-1987. Joel
was an interim pastor while the Hubers were in Ecuador.
(4) Ed & Liz Quinn were here for 1 year, from 1989-1990. Ed was a
naturalized U.S. citizen, born in England.
(5) Robert Flack & his wife Lynn served for nearly 4 years, beginning in Feb.
of 1991. Bob was a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary.
(6) Allan Jones faithfully ministered to this body of believers for over 16 years.
Allan was a graduate of the Evangelical Institute of Greenville, S. Carolina.
He and his wife Linda were from Russell, Pa.
(7) Our current Pastor-Teacher is Ricky Beck who joined the F.B.C. leadership
in March of 2012. Ricky and his wife Laurie are both natives of Fl. Ricky is a
graduate of S. Eastern Baptist Theological College and the Master’s Seminary. He
and Laurie have 3 young daughters, Bailee, Annika, & Julia.