In 1993, Faith Fellowship Church had dwindled down from an all time high of 550 to just 65 people, all of which were faithful saints who had prayed and labored to see God use them to reach their community. They had just completed building a brand new sanctuary in 1991, the first to be built in the City of San Leandro in 17 years. Unfortunately their pastor resigned shortly after finishing the project and now this once thriving church was in desperate need of a Shepherd. They began to pray like never before.
While this was going on, the Lord was preparing a young man who was pastoring a pioneer church that he and his wife had started in the city of Oakland about 15 miles away. This man was Pastor Gary Mortara. He has a deep passion for the Word of God and operates in faith for healings and miracles. Yet, everything is done with balance and integrity. In September of 1993, the leaders of the Foursquare denomination asked Pastor Gary and his wife Tisha to come and take the helm at Faith Fellowship.
Since 1993, Faith Fellowship grew from those faithful 65 saints to becoming one of the fastest growing churches in the Bay Area. They currently have approximately 1,400 in attendance each week. In addition, they have sent out four pastors in the past two years to either start up or take over churches. According to Pastor Gary, “It has been an absolute “God thing”. As it says in the book of Isaiah, “All that we have accomplished oh Lord, thy hands have done.
April 2003 was an exciting time for this powerful church, they completed and moved into their new sanctuary on Easter Sunday with nearly 2,000 people in attendance.
Pastor Gary and the pastoral staff are committed to the uncompromised preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Should you attend, you will be challenged and encouraged as each and every week you will get a healthy dose of the Bible.
If you would like to come out and experience the worship of the one true God together with the saints of Faith Fellowship, you can do so each weekend with a choice of three different services: 8:45a.m., 10:45a.m. & 12:45 p.m. All services have childcare provided. The first two Sunday services also have their own youth services for ages 11-17. Our midweek services are very unique; prayer with the Pastor at 5:00pm then our Family Bible Service at 7:00 p.m.
We hope that you will have the opportunity to come by and visit and possibly make Faith Fellowship your home church, Lord willing, of course. Don’t forget to watch our television program every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on Channel 25 KTLN, T.V. 68.
God Bless You,
Faith Fellowship Foursquare Church