Founded in 1963 in South Holland, Illinois, Faith’s mission to build relationships inside and outside of the church resulted in a steady growth which, in 2002, precipitated a move to a larger building and campus in Dyer, Indiana. Since then we have continued to expand our vision and reach by embracing a “one church, multiple locations” philosophy. We have grown to include five different campuses — four in Indiana and one in Illinois.
South Holland Calvary Reformed Church and First Church both had grown to their full sanctuary capacity. Rather than adding service times, they felt called to start a new church on the southside of South Holland, to be known as Faith Reformed Church.
The consistory approved the purchase of five acres of land on 170th Street in South Holland, Illinois.
Our first worship service was held in the new sanctuary on 170th Street in South Holland, Illinois.
Faith Reformed Church had grown to 180 families by our 10th Anniversary.
Reverend Robert “Bob” Bouwer was installed as Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship and then became Senior Pastor in 1992.
We began holding two morning worship services: one traditional and one contemporary.
We began holding Harvest Life Worship services as a place for midweek gatherings, including dinner together beforehand.
Treasureland (now referred to as Faith Kids), the new children’s ministries for ages birth-5th grade, began and replaced what was formerly referred to as Sunday School.
Congregation approved the purchase of 25 acres of land in Dyer, Indiana.
Name simplified to Faith Church; held our first service at our new location, 100-81st Avenue in Dyer, Indiana.
Grand Opening of a new Atrium addition, including 3 adult classrooms, our Vine Bookstore and Faithful Grounds Coffee Shop.
Balcony project completed adding an additional 200 seats to the Worship Center.
We began to explore the multi-site concept due to the increasing attendance and space limitations at Faith Dyer.
The decision to become a multi-site church was made, with plans to launch a new campus in Cedar Lake, Indiana.
Faith Cedar Lake held its first worship service at Hanover High School in Cedar Lake, Indiana.
Approached by Waypoint Church to enfold with Faith Church. We launched our third campus as Faith Valparaiso.
The Ravines Retreat Center, which serves couples whose marriages are in crisis, opened in Lowell, Indiana.
Faith Family Market opens to provide food and essential supplies to those who are experiencing financial difficulties.
A fourth campus of Faith Church was launched in Hammond at Kenwood School, which would later move to the Hammond Academy of Science & Technology.
A fifth campus for Faith Church was launched in Beecher. The campus enfolded Beecher Community Church.
A sixth campus for Faith Church was launched in Highland. The campus enfolded Faith Highland CRC.
The seventh campus of Faith Church was launched in Schererville at Campagna Academy.
50th Anniversary Celebration held at the former Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana; over 6,000 people attended.
Faith Santo Domingo campus launched.
Faith Cedar Lake held its first service in its newly built permanent location.
Faith Church rebranded with a new look, as you know it today.
Faith Hammond enfolds Trinity Reformed Church of Munster to form Faith Munster.
Faith Valparaiso closes and is enfolded by Liberty Bible Church.
Faith Santo Domingo closes and is enfolded by Shekinah Church.
Faith Schererville closes but maintains relationship with Campagna Academy