ouR sTORY

In 1981, under the Lord's direction, Pastors Michael & Vicki Bang came to Sioux Falls to begin Faith Family Church. He gave them a direction for what would become Faith Family Church. He spoke to their hearts:


  • Teach the people faith in My Word by demonstration. It will be your lifeline.
  • Teach the people to become the "family of God", knitted together in love and unity, fellowshipping one with another, bearing each other's burdens, living not for self. Minister it on an individual and family level as well, because strong families will be the backbone.
  • Reach out to the lost and send those I send with prayers and financial support, for it will be your heartbeat just as it is Mine.


As soon as Mike and Vicki arrived in Sioux Falls, they began Faith Family Church With just a handful of people in attendance, the beginnings were humble, but the church began to grow.


Today FFC is leading the next generation of the body of Christ into a greater relationship with Christ. Over 30 years later, Pastors Mike and Vicki continue to preach the uncompromised Word of God, and Faith Family Church continues to change the lives of thousands of people each year as they teach the Good News of Jesus Christ.



oUR pASTORS

After 10 years of owning and operating a Mayflower moving company, Mike and Vicki stepped out in faith and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where they prepared for full-time ministry by attending Rhema Bible Training Center. They were ordained under Kenneth Hagin Ministries and are members of Rhema Ministerial Association International and in 1981 they moved their family to Sioux Falls and began Faith Family Church.


Pastors Mike and Vicki have been married since 1971 and have three children, all serving the Lord in their lives and in ministry. Aimee and son-in-law, Matt Flanders, have a son, Jacob, and pastor in Lebanon, Missouri.

Angie and her husband, Matt Honan, have two daughters, Rylie and Ella, and a son, Conner, and Angie is on staff at FFC. She is our Music Pastor and manages our in-house accounting, as well as oversees all of the graphics and video creation, and runs our church coffee shop and bookstore. Matt works at South Dakota Trust Company and serves on the sound team.


Andrew is the youngest. He works for a real estate appraisal company and faithfully serves on the music team and fills the pulpit upon occasion. He and his wife, Kalyn, have two daughters, Adalee and Indianna and a son named Apollo.

What we believe

Man, His Fall & Redemption

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression, sin came into the world.“ All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to undo the work of the devil and He gave His life to redeem and restore man back to God (Romans 5:14, 3:10, 3:23; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, and is made possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8).


Eternal Life & The New Birth

Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).


Resurrection of the Just & The Return of Our LORD

His coming is imminent. When He returns, “…the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” This is also known as The Rapture (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).


Hell & Eternal Retribution

The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost and, therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. Their eternal destiny is the Lake of Fire, or Hell, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20, 20:12-15; Matthew 13:40-42; Luke 16:19-31).


The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).


The Trinity

Our God is One, but manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Philippians 2:6). God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son, Jesus, is the Word in the flesh, the only begotten one, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead and is eternal (John 15:26).

 

Water Baptism

Baptism in water is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers. It is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).


Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received following the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8, 2:38-39, 19:1-7, 2:4).


Sanctification

To “sanctify” something is to set it apart for special use. Sanctification has a lot to do with the Christian life and lifestyle: the believer in Christ being “set apart” to be a reflection of Christ in the earth and in doing so fulfilling the Great Commission. God made us holy inwardly, so that, in time as we grow and mature spiritually, we would also reflect His holiness in how we think, speak and act (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30).


Divine Healing

Healing is manifested by the power of God and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is available to anyone who believes that they can be healed (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5).


Our team

All of our staff work exceptionally hard to administrate, co-ordinate, organize, plan, gather, train, teach and build Faith Family Church.