ABOUT US

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Our History

In the early to middle 1960’s Reverend Henry Robertson took in 15 members to the Church of God after a week of revival in church on 9th and Ludlow Streets in Hamilton, Ohio. The young church was unable to remain at the location due to city zoning ordinances at the time. Robinson’s church purchased the building at 7th and Chestnut and began to meet in the basement until the former owners moved into their new location on Princeton Road. The church was officially organized with the Church of God, Cleveland Tennessee in 1965. After the 7th and Chestnut building was sold, the property was purchased and the first sanctuary was built at the current location in 1967.
The Fairfield Church of God was established. For 50 years now at the current location, faithful pastors and members have ensured that the Spirit-filled message and Gospel of Jesus Christ has had a witness to thousands in the area and, for much of its existence, provided a spiritual hub and home for hundreds of believers at a time.
Today, Pastors Patrick and Melissa Owens invite you to partner with us as we write the subsequent chapters of this church’s fruitful history. March with us as we move forward into that future together! Learn with us who God is making us and where He is leading us as we endeavor to be and develop disciples who Know, Grow, Sow, and Go!

OUR MISSION

Pursuing Jesus together in everyday life

Our Mission and Vision

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GATHER

Because we accept God's invitation to know Him, His Word, and Will, we pursue him through intimate worship, consistent engagement with His Word, and a lifestyle of prayer. We do this individually (daily prayer and devotion) and corporately (when we the church gather) by God's design. 

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GROW

As "New Creations" in Christ, we are destined to live and grow. We grow by connection, interaction, and multiplication with other committed disciples. "Iron sharpens Iron," and we learn through "one another" God's way through relationships with others; this includes fellowship, prayer, and study with small groups like our Growth Groups and Midweek groups at the church, as well as serving others on ministry teams.

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GIVE

God invites us to involve and invest ourselves and our resources in His Church and His mission on the Earth. The local church is not only God's design; it is the most practical and logical place for his disciples to do this. So we give financially and our time and abilities into and through the local church, God has aligned us with to reach the lost, serve our community to make it better and stronger, and see others blessed and come to know Jesus as Lord and savior.

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GO

This is the call of God to serve inside and outside the local church. One cannot escape the scriptural call from the heart of God to go and tell others about His amazing love, saving grace, and the invitation to follow Him and be a part of His family. This is where we compel others to Gather, Grow, Give, and Go, telling others the Good news. Specifically, we share the Good News in our gatherings, ministries, outreaches, and personal witnessing. We invite others to join us on the journey!

Our Core Values

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The Fairfield.Church's sole purpose is to lead you to the knowledge of the vision, mission, purpose, and direction of Christ. The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit and gift of tongues. A spiritual gift is an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers, which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church.
Romans 12:6-8 lists of gifts and roles God has given to the church. A definition of these gifts follows:

Leadership

Leadership aids the body by leading and directing members to accomplish the goals and purposes of the church. Leadership motivates people to work together in unity toward common goals (Rom. 12:8).

Teaching

Teaching is instructing members in the truths and doctrines of God’s Word for thepurposes of building up, unifying, and maturing the body (Rom. 12:7).

Prophecy

The gift of prophecy is proclaiming the Word of God boldly. This builds up thebody and leads to the conviction of sin. Prophecy manifests itself in preaching and teaching (Rom. 12:6).

Exhortation

Possessors of this gift encourage members to be involved in and enthusiasticabout the work of the Lord. Members with this gift are good counselors and motivate others to service. Exhortation exhibits itself in preaching, teaching, and ministry (Rom. 12:8).

Service/Helps

Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body andjoyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this gift do not mind working behind the scenes (Rom. 12:7).

Mercy

Cheerful acts of compassion characterize those with the gift of mercy. Persons withthis gift aid the body by empathizing with hurting members. They keep the body healthy and unified by keeping others aware of the needs within the church (Rom. 12:8).

Giving

Members with the gift of giving give freely and joyfully to the work and mission of thebody. Cheerfulness and liberality are characteristics of individuals with this gift (Rom. 12:8).

OUR DECLARATION OF FAITH

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The Fairfield.Church is a Church of God congregation and has the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
We Believe:

● In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.● In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.● That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.● That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.● That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.● In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.● Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.● In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.●  In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.● In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.● Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.● In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.●  In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.● In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

OUR BELIEFS

God

God is the perfect Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed as Father, the Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit helps us realize that we need God's salvation through the death of Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives the followers of Christ the power to live, to understand spiritual truth, and to guide us to do the right things. We strive to live under the direction of the Holy Spirit daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25

Jesus Christ

Jesus is a man and a God at the same time. The sinless human life, the execution and, the death of Jesus on the cross form the perfect sacrifice for the sins of every person. Jesus rose from the dead (that is, the "resurrection") after three days to show His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

The Bible

The Bible is the source of God's Word for us, inspired by God and written by people under the supernatural direction of the Holy Spirit. This is the ultimate fountain of truth for life. This is our main authority for faith and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 119:160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 19:7-11; Matthew 24:35

Salvation

We can never indemnify our sin and contumacy through self-improvement or good deeds. Only by accepting the free gift of God's forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus can everyone be saved from eternal punishment for sin: Hell. Salvation starts at the moment when we recognize our need and believe that Jesus Christ is the payment for our sins. Romans 6:23, 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26

Our Humanity

People are created by God in His spiritual image so that they were similar to Him in character; we are the highest object of His creation. Although each human being has great potential for good, we are all clouded by the attitude of contumacy toward God, which is called "sin." This sets us apart from God and causes numerous problems in our lives. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

OUR TEAM

  • Pastor Patrick Owens

    Senior Pastor

    Patrick graduated Lee University in 1994 and Liberty University in 2013. He served as a church planter and pastor in Georgia and Ohio beginning in 1994. He was honored to accept the current call to pastor the Fairfield Church of God in 2016. He has also served as a hospice chaplain, special education teacher and addiction ministry administrator. He has a passion for discipleship and leading the local church for community and global impact and evangelization. He and Melissa were married in 2009 and began to blend a modern day “Brady Bunch” with their 6 children.

  • Pastor Melissa Owens

    Lead Pastor

    Melissa is no stranger to ministry. She served the prestigious Princeton Pike Church of God for nearly 30 years as a vocalist, jail and prison minister and part of the outreach team serving the hurting and needy of Hamilton, Ohio. She has appeared on TBN and is a much beloved soloist in the region. More recently, she received credentials as a minister in the Church of God. Melissa has a passion for worship and leading people into an inner court experience. She also has a passion for creating an environment for women to serve one another and the Body of Christ and to see them come together to be refueled for ministry in their respective churches. She hosts a monthly Women’s Ministry service open to all women from all churches. The “Filling Station” provides an atmosphere of safety and women are encouraged to be honest, transparent and “get real” with God. She is committed to excellence and inspires others to aspire to give their very best.

  • Brian & Melanie Griffin

    Lead Worship Pastors

    Brian and Melanie direct our growing music ministry, tech ministry, and are currently laboring to see that there is a place for teens to gather and grow at Fairfield Church of God. They and their 3 children, Joshua, Rebecca and Noah, are amazing additions to our family here. The whole family is active in spreading the Good News about Jesus in the community. Along with many pastoral responsibilities they are passionate about, Fairfield.Church STUDENTS serving Teens in 7th -12th grade Wednesdays at 7 pm. Brian is also a welcomed addition to our preaching team.

  • Ivey Ward

    Children's Pastor, Kingdom Kidz

    Ivey is a true disciple of Jesus and this is seen in her everyday life and ministry. She is active in spreading the Good News and sharing the word inside and outside the local church. She is the first African-American woman inducted into her chapter of the Bikers for Christ. Ivey’s passion to teach Children to love and enjoy Jesus through a Word-centered lifestyle is evident week after week. Several times a year the children will provide ministry as part of the Sunday Worship Gathering. Ivey is a strong leader and leads a team of dedicated kingdom laborers to provide a safe, loving and Christ-centered ministry for our children.

  • Linda Patrick

    Senior Adult Group Pastor

    Linda is a credentialed minister with the Church of God. Linda is an intercessor and passionate worshipper as well as an anointed preacher of God’s Word. She leads Senior Adult Growth Group (Ages 60+). Linda has been faithful to Fairfield Church of God for many years and is a beloved member of this local body. This group, led and facilitated by Linda, is one of the strongest attended and exciting groups in the church. Fairfield Church of God loves our ladies and all they do to build up the church. We appreciate Linda’s faithfulness to lead this group.

  • Eric & Georgette Zongo

    African/French Ministries Group Pastors

    Eric and Georgette are from Burkina Faso, Africa. They have been faithful attenders and supporters of Fairfield Church of God for many years. They are involved in many ministries of the church from children’s ministry to greeters. They lead our Growth Group that ministers to members of our church family who have recently relocated to the USA from the African continent. This couple is equipped spiritually. Their generosity, servant attitude and sweet-spirited demeanor are among their many welcomed gifts to this local body and our community. Being bi-lingual (French and English) they bridge a communication and cultural divide. We are excited and beside ourselves with joy to see God use them to help us bring heaven’s kingdom culture to earth. Eric also serves on the Church and Pastor’s Council.

  • Roger Ealy

    Head User and Councilman

    Roger is a long-time member and worker at Fairfield.Church. He leads the team of Ushers who assist our guests and attenders in a multitude of ways including, safety at the altars and throughout the campus, communion preparation and service, baptism logistics as well as receiving and securing the gifts of worshippers. Roger also makes sure our facilities are properly temperature-controlled. With the heart of servant, Roger has fixed and attended to many of our maintenance needs as well. Roger also serves as a valued member of our Church and Pastor’s Council.

  • Calvin Wagers

    Councilman

    Calvin and his wife Linda have been faithful members, supporters and partners with this ministry for many years. You will not only find them praying and present, but actively involved in serving in various ministries of the church. Calvin and Linda, like so many, raised their children here and long to see a revival that includes the gathering in of their children and grandchildren in a great move of God. Calvin serves on the Ushers and Safety teams and is a valued member of the Church and Pastor’s Council.

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