FWC HISTORY

Faith Worship Center International is located in Columbus, GA. It was founded by pastor, business woman, and conference speaker Dr. Ann L. Hardman. Faith Worship Center International formerly known as Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Outreach Church has been a leader in the local community with practical teaching, strong moral principles and radical efforts to represent the Kingdom of God . Since its conception on June 3, 1993, the ministry has experienced rapid growth and the success of lives changed.

On June 13, 1993, a group of called-out believers which consisted of thirteen people were required by God to make a major adjustment in their lives. This adjustment would not only affect their lives, but would begin the journey to implement change throughout the community. This group then traveled to Buford , Georgia , to Faith Free Full Gospel Church , where Bishop Richard Sampson ordained and installed Pastor Ann Hardman and the Church.

Upon returning to Columbus , the first service was held in the home of Pastor Ann Hardman where approximately 50 people were in attendance. After several Sundays with this type of attendance, the group then found a larger place to accommodate the growing church.

On June 27, 1993, the A.J. McClung YMCA was secured for worship services for Faith Tabernacle. While still having bible study in the pastor’s home, the ministry continued to grow thus outgrowing the YMCA and the pastor’s home. On October, 17, 1993, God led this growing membership to an old historic church building know as the old St. John AME Church building, located at 1516 Fifth Avenue in Columbus, Georgia which was in need of extensive renovations.

The ministry began the renovation process and progressed to its 99 percent completion. On April 1, 1998, an arsonist completely destroyed the home of Faith Tabernacle forcing this membership to find yet another home. After conducting services under a tent, where the membership tripled, then at Shaw High School Auditorium with bible study at People’s Funeral Service, the Church found an old warehouse on Brickyard Road in Phenix City , Alabama . Services were held at the warehouse until we purchased the old Phenix Cinema on the 280 Bypass in October 1998.

Soon the ministry outgrew that building as well as was again in need of a new home. Pastor Hardman was then reminded by the Lord to use what was in her hands. This quickly brought to mind a previously purchased piece of property, the old Woodland Christian School with its 16 acres located at 1 Layfield Drive in Phenix City , AL With this location change a name change was in order as well. On January 1, 2002, Faith Tabernacle became Faith Worship Center International.

As the vision continued to become manifest, Faith Worship Center International birthed the Servant Ministry, The Impact Center, where the church currently has services. The Impact Center is a multi-million dollar project which opened its doors April 2007. The Impact Center is a 150,000 square foot community center, which upon completion will house basketball courts, a 2,500 seat multi-media auditorium, training facilities for businessmen and the underprivileged, and a recreation game room for the youth. The purpose of the Impact Center is to provide a wholesome, positive influence to our community through recreational activities as well as multiple life skill training programs.