Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center
|Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center|
|Location||Sayreville, New Jersey|
|Weekly attendance||10,100 (2013)|
|Senior pastor(s)||David Demola|
Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center is an independent non-denominational Christian "megachurch" in Sayreville, New Jersey, USA. The pastor is David T. Demola. As of 2013, Outreach Magazine ranked the church 44th in congregation size in the USA, with weekly attendance of 10,100.
Demola founded Faith Fellowship Ministries in early 1980, and by the end of that year was able to move from a private home to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Staten Island, New York. The growing congregation temporarily held services at an Elks Club, and then in July 1982 moved to a former synagogue in Iselin, New Jersey. Still growing, in mid-1985 the church moved into a newly constructed 1,300-seat facility in Edison, New Jersey, its base for the next fifteen years. However, overflow crowds and limited parking created tensions with neighbors.
In July 2000 the current 2,900-seat auditorium and office complex was established on a 14-acre (57,000 m2) site in Sayreville that was once used by Public Service Electric and Gas Company as a training center. The site was selected in part because it already had sufficient parking space, a significant factor with urban megachurches. In 2003 the center launched a homeownership program through its nonprofit affiliate, the Faith Fellowship Community Development Corporation, which provides education and coaching in financial planning.
- "Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center". USA Churches. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
- "100 Largest Churches in America". Outreach Magazine. October 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
- "Faith Fellowship Ministries: History". Faith Fellowship Ministries. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
- Maxine N. Lurie, Marc Mappen (2004). Encyclopedia of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8135-3325-2.
- George James (June 29, 2003). "Exurbia and God: Megachurches in New Jersey". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
- Lisa Prevost (May 28, 2006). "Today, Homeownership Is Next to Godliness". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
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