Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center

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Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center
Location Sayreville, New Jersey
Country United States
Denomination Non-denominational Christian
Weekly attendance 10,100 (2013)
Website http://www.ffmwoc.org
History
Founded 1980
Clergy
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.[1] As of 2013, Outreach Magazine ranked the church 44th in congregation size in the USA, with weekly attendance of 10,100.[2]

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.[3] However, overflow crowds and limited parking created tensions with neighbors.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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  1. ^ "Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center". USA Churches. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "100 Largest Churches in America". Outreach Magazine. October 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Faith Fellowship Ministries: History". Faith Fellowship Ministries. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Maxine N. Lurie, Marc Mappen (2004). Encyclopedia of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8135-3325-2. 
  5. ^ George James (June 29, 2003). "Exurbia and God: Megachurches in New Jersey". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Lisa Prevost (May 28, 2006). "Today, Homeownership Is Next to Godliness". The New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 

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