Fellowship Bible Church
committed to teaching the Word of God - Rightly Divided

The History of Fellowship Bible Church

In the fall of 1981, several families decided to start a fellowship based on the two fundamentals to which they were dedicated, 1.  the belief that salvation is totally by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and 2.  the dispensational understanding of scripture.  In January of 1982, the Articles of Incorporation were approved and on February 7, 1982, the Charter was signed.

Meetings were initially held in members’ homes.  Starting in the spring of 1982, Fellowship Bible Church met in the Columbus Center for several years.  When the Columbus Center moved to a new building, the church also moved to the new location.

In July of 1985, the church purchased the property on Hiawassee Road.  On July 21, 1991, ground was broken for the construction of the building.  On November 3, 1991, services were first held in the new building that has since served as the home of Fellowship Bible Church. 

Fellowship Bible Church has had three pastors.  The first was Jon Bekemeyer, pasturing the church from the very beginning until the summer of 1985.  In August of 1985, John Federicksen became the pastor, serving until 2001.  In July of 2001, Dave Siegmann became our new pastor.  Fellowship Bible Church thanks God for these faithful men who have served the church well.

Of course the real history of the church is in the lives of its members.  Some of the original families are still with us, some have moved to other parts of the country and some have gone home to Heaven.  Many new families have been added throughout the years, working together to spread the gospel to our community and to edify one another.

Our hope is to bring more new families to Fellowship Bible Church to work together by serving the Lord with grace and truth.

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.