In 1964 a small group of people with a desire for systematic Bible teaching began to meet together. They continued and grew and in 1965 officially organized as Bethany Bible Church, an independent church. Rev. Carl Chewning was the first pastor. They continued to meet in various locations until in 1969 land was purchased and a building was constructed on the present site on W. Emma.
The church grew under several pastors and in the early 1980’s changed the name to Fellowship Bible Church, under the oversight of a Board of Elders and with a more contemporary service. In 1986, after a period of having no pastor and the Elders rotating as speakers, the church called John Glasser as pastor. Over the next several years the church returned to a more traditional format with a strong emphasis on systematic, expository Bible preaching and teaching. Several building programs resulted in the present facilities.
In 2010 John Glasser stepped aside and the church called Brad Arnold as pastor. His ministry lasted 10 years. In January 2020 Steve Barthelemy began to preach as the church looked for another pastor.
The ministry continues to be centered on a strong pulpit ministry focused on systematic, expository Bible preaching with the overall goal of developing spiritually mature believers growing in their own spiritual lives and serving in various ministries in the church, community and world.
Fellowship Bible Church is a nondenominational church. That means that we are an independent church not affiliated with or governed by a denominational organization. Instead, we are guided by a board of elders—a group of men who attend Fellowship Bible Church and meet the biblical qualifications for church leadership.