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In 2006, Faith, Hope and Love Family Worship Center Church (FHL) was established by Pastors Ricky and Tria Hunt. The Hunt family relocated out of Wisconsin shortly after establishing FHL, and the church was then Pastored by Harold E. Rayford, previously a lifelong member of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas under the tutelage of Bishop Richard E. Young. Within five years the church had outgrown the initial place of worship and in 2011 sold its land and relocated to an 8,000 square foot warehouse and began the renovation project to convert it into one of the most beautiful churches in Dane County. In 2013, Faith, Hope and Love Family Worship Center Church would be renamed The Faith Place.
In October 2019, Pastor James Hawkins was chosen as the new pastor for The Faith Place from a nationwide list of candidates. Pastor Hawkins’ formal training was earned through the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (formerly United Pentecostal Church International). Hawkins is also a district elder over the state of Nevada. In 1996, Pastor Hawkins started preaching in Toledo, Ohio. By 1998, Pastor Hawkins had started a grassroots ministry, Higher Praise Christian Center. He served there as pastor for 14 years. Pastor Hawkins has an extensive background launching ministries, nonprofits and 503c businesses through credit restoration and IRS rules and regulations. Pastor Hawkins most recently spent eight years in Indianapolis preaching at Christ Church Apostolic.
The Faith Place is a place where people of all walks of life gather to believe God for salvation, miracles and blessings. The Faith Place Church is a growing community church. It’s a place where faith “works”. We have high expectations! We have big dreams! We serve a big God that can-do BIG things! Our future is bright, our outlook is out-of-sight and the timing is right!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
JACK ERB, VISITOR
If you want to feel the Spirit, The Faith Place is where you want to worship God!!
DATRON DAVIS, VISITOR
I loved [the Council Service] and I felt God in the House of The Lord once again and all of the praise teams did a phenomenal job! Can't wait to do it again!!!
TOPEKA PHIPPS, MEMBER
I thank Jesus for placing my new pastor, Bishop Harold E. Rayford, in my path!