About Faith Assembly of God
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Senior Pastor: Larry Burgbacher - Email
Associate Pastor:
LaRell Strickland -
Children's Pastor:
Jonathan Millen -
Jr. High Pastor: Ron Ward - Email

'Encounter' Service:
9 & 11am

Equip Classes:
6 pm

Life Groups:
7 pm

6 pm



Quick Ministry Links:

Youth Pastor : Jason Burgbacher - Email
Young Adult Pastor: Travis Schrock -
InFocus & Outreach Pastor: Gary Tucker -
Spanish Pastor:
Harry Villacis

Discipleship Pastor: Craig Butler -

Web Sites: FaithKidz | KineticYouth | Transit | InFocus


Pastor Larry Burgbacher

Born August 16, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1976, Pastor Burgbacher graduated Central Bible College with a BA degree in Bible & Theology. He completed his master’s degree in leadership development in December 2006.

Before arriving at Faith Assembly of God, Pastor Larry served as a youth pastor for three years at Raleigh Assembly of God (Memphis, TN.) and six years at Tri-County Assembly of God (Cincinnati, OH.).

In 1974, he married Tania Hundley. He and Tania have 3 wonderful children and 5 grand children.

Pastor arrived at Faith Assembly of God on August 5th, 1984 to assume the pastorate position. He has preached extensively around the world and has watched the congregation of Faith Assembly of God grow from 150 people to over 1,600 during the last 22 years.

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 What to Expect When Visiting

We offer:
A Casual Atmosphere
Live Contemporary Music
Exciting Teen Programs
Safe & Fun Child Care

We know - it's not easy visiting a new church for the first time. Sometimes you feel like a nonmember visiting a country club. Do I belong here? Am I really welcome? Will the people be unfriendly, or too friendly? Will I be conspicuous? Will it be easy to leave if I don't enjoy it? Will they ask me for money? Will my kids enjoy it? How should I dress? Am I welcome if I don't believe like they do?

Well, read on...

As a church, we want visiting Faith Assembly to be an enjoyable experience; easy, stress-free, relaxing. We designed Faith to be " user-friendly" for people, whatever their background, including those who have never been to church before. If we were visiting a new church for the first time, we would like to know what to expect, so here's a brief overview.

Our Sunday meeting times at Faith Assembly of God (on Farmington Road, the frontage road from either the College Park or Summerville exit) are Sunday morning (9 & 11 am) and Sunday evening (6 pm). We have home (Life) Groups that meet throughout the week in various locations throughout the tri-county area, click here for info on our Life Groups.

At the front door, there will be some friendly people (we call them "greeters") to say hello, answer any questions you have, and direct you to the auditorium. If you have kids, they can point you to the kids' classes. Kids really enjoy the FaithKidz programs for infants through 6th grade, available during all services. The entire FaithKidz team has received training and loves kids! There is an electronic system to notify you during the service if your child needs you.

On Sunday evenings we have a dynamic service for students in Junior High and High School (KineticYouth). We also have FaithKidz programs for infants through the 6th grade (Nursery, Missionettes, Royal Rangers)

You'll notice that everyone is dressed comfortably, in anything from their "Sunday best" to "office casual" to jeans and sneakers. If you arrive early, you are welcome to pick up information in the lobby area, review our resources or request copies of previous sermons - cassette and cd copies are available.

When you come in the auditorium, you'll be given a copy of the week's bulletin which has the week's announcements and an agenda for the day's services.

The service usually begins with some upbeat music, followed by a welcome and introduction to the theme of the day's service. We collect an offering, which is for our members and regular attenders so you can just sit back and enjoy the music, because either our Worship Team or a singer will be playing and/or singing during this time. Occasionally, there will be a drama or multimedia presentation to further explore the day's theme. Pastor Burgbacher, or another speaker, will then offer a prayer and will begin the message.

The message usually lasts about 45 minutes, and all of the speakers do a fantastic job making the messages interesting, enjoyable, and relevant to daily life. The message will be based on the Bible, and will often include interesting quotes from contemporary people, songs, or movies. You will hear solid Christian theology in intelligent, understandable, relevant terms. And hopefully, you'll laugh at times and maybe feel a tug at your heart too.

A prayer and song will usually follow the message. Speaking of the Worship Team, they do a great job leading musically, with a contemporary feel (drums, guitars, keyboards, vocalists).

After the service, you'll pick up your kids from their classrooms, and then we hope you'll stay around, meet some people in the Faith Welcome Center. Pastor loves to meet with each visitor after the Sunday morning service at which time we are pleased to give you a gift - to thank you for your visit - and to offer us a chance to get to know you a little better in a casual atmosphere.

Church is about God and worship, but it's also about community and friendship, so we hope people really experience warmth and friendliness at Faith.

That's about it...our visitors really feel comfortable - "at home". We hope you'll stop by this weekend! And if you do, please come and say hi, and tell us that you found out about Faith on the Internet.

Thanks for your interest.

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