Our History

Our History

A Brief History of Faith Bible Church

Faith Bible Church began through the vision of a small group of men who met and prayed together in Cincinnati early in 1962. In February 1962, Robert Lowery accepted the call to pastor the small flock of these men and their families. The first regular Sunday Worship Service was held on March 4, 1962, with fifty-two in attendance. During those first months, Worship Services were held at a small American Legion Hall near downtown Cincinnati.

In December 1962, the church moved to the Junior Order Hall in St. Bernard, a small suburb just north of downtown Cincinnati. Over the years, Faith Bible Church continued to grow, moving from the Junior Order Hall to our first permanent facility in the suburb of Montgomery in December 1968.

Changes and Growth 

Outgrowing the Montgomery Road building, in 1985 FBC completed a new church building on the 11.9 acres of land that the Lord provided just north of the I-275 beltway in northeastern Cincinnati, our current location.

In 2002 the building nearly doubled in size as we added new youth, classroom, office, lobby and gymnasium space. Also in 2002, following a period of prayer and study, we created the role of Deacon to supervise the care ministries for those in need within our Fellowship and beyond.

Faith Bible Church has partnered in planting three churches on three continents. FBC Bagalur started up in India in 2000. In Bulgaria, FBC Vidin was begun in 2002. The third church plant was initiated when then-Associate Pastor Kirt Conroy expressed his desire to lead a church. Faith Bible Fellowship was launched in Lebanon, Ohio in 2006 and continued to meet until September of 2014.