Our Vision

The People of Family Community Fellowship intend to build a bridge between the Cross and a lost world through excellent teaching, meaningful fellowship, and committed service in Christ-exalting, age-appropriate environments.

Our Affiliation

We are affiliated with the Assemblies of God, which is a cooperative fellowship of churches throughout the United States and around the world.  Our regional fellowship is the Southern California Assemblies of God. 

For further information please visit their website: www.socalnetwork.org

For further information about the U.S. Assemblies of God please visit their website: www.ag.org

Remember and Imagine

“GreenAcres is the place to be!” More than 50 years ago, GreenAcres First Assembly of God began meeting in a tent in an almond orchard.  Together a building was erected in GreenAcres -- a “spit spot” on the map known for its horse and agricultural property --  northwest of downtown Bakersfield.  Body Exchange gym at the corner of Rosedale Highway and Calloway Drive serves as today’s current landmark where the church was built.

 
A New Home 
Entering the mid 1990’s, Northwest Bakersfield experienced unprecedented population growth.  K-Mart paid commercial dollar for the GreenAcres property erecting a department store to cash in on this growing area of town.  Pastor J.K. Lloyd led the church to purchase property at 10700 Brimhall Road, building a debt free 100-seat facility. Upon completion of the building program, Pastor Lloyd announced his retirement.
 
California Dreamin’ 
Pastor Steve and Mardi Yeary were pastors and residents of a Dallas, Texas suburb.  They were burdened by the Lord to seek an opportunity to minister to families, lifting up the name of Jesus demonstrating the powerful difference He makes when we live lives of Holy Spirit empowerment. In July 1994, the Yearys buckled their three kids into their Volvo station wagon, and made their new home with the people of northwest Bakersfield.  With a beautiful new building and approximately 27 in attendance, Pastor Steve and Mardi accepted this awesome opportunity.  They also realized this assignment would require consistent revitalization work in relationship to the surrounding community.  
 
New Name/New Vision
A name change to Brimhall Road Assembly of God helped identify the church in its new area of town, and infrastructure was added in the form of youth/children’s ministry and infant/toddler care. The music was refreshingly contemporary.  The church grew quickly as the spiritual needs of the entire family were being met. People caught the vision of building stronger families for Jesus; and they excitedly invited their family and friends to this warm, welcoming place of worship.  Additional services were added and a temporary building was erected to accommodate the growth.  Serving together created a deep sense of community. Pastor Steve’s messages were directed at the heart and applicable to daily life.  The people of Brimhall purchased additional land and dreamed of building a permanent worship facility.
 
Our Journey of Faith 
Taking wisdom and courage from the book of Exodus, Pastor Yeary announced that the people of Brimhall would be embarking on a very real “Journey of Faith” – the building of their new worship center.  The church broke ground and completed the building of a 400-seat worship, educational and office complex.  Did the people join the journey?  Yes!  But this era also tested Brimhalll’s faith, trust in God, and perseverance in following His leading. In March of 2009, Brimhall held the Grand Opening of their beautiful new worship center.
 
New Worship Center/New Name
The church continues to build people and lives are changed to this day.  With more seating, the people are reminded of their mission to continuously build strong families for Jesus surrounded by other believers.  The Church made their name synonymous with their mission agreeing to change the name to Family Community Fellowship (FCF).  Through the sacrificial giving of its people, FCF is able to extend its ministry to our surrounding community and partner with missionaries worldwide to see a Bible, a believer and the Body of Christ in every people group, no matter how remote. The people of FCF have learned tremendous lessons on this journey. With these lessons from our past, the church is now, with daring faith, prepared for opportunities in the future. Pastor Steve and Mardi challenge those who call FCF their church home to live lives of faith that are bold, courageous and powerful to usher in the next era of Family Community Fellowship and continue to reach those around them with the love of Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. References: Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14.
 
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. References: Matthew 1:22, 23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15: I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11;     I Timothy 6:14,15; and Titus 2:13.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. References: II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; and Acts 1:8.

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. References: II Timothy 1:13, 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; and Proverbs 30:5.

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for God, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. References: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6: Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; and Isaiah 59:1,2.

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. References: Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; and Romans 5:1.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in unison with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. References: John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; and Matthew 1:8, 2:44,46.