Faith Christian Fellowship International began as a local church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In November 1977, the Lord spoke to Co-Founders Buddy and Pat Harrison: “Go back to Tulsa, start a family church, a Bible teaching center, and a world outreach.”
They obeyed God and started the church in January 1978. The church grew rapidly and by the end of its second year was averaging more than 1,900 members. FCF of Tulsa was one of the first Word of Faith churches in the area. During this time, the Word of Faith movement exploded through men and women of God in Tulsa.
The Lord used the Harrisons to start a great revival of God’s Word and the supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit. From FCF of Tulsa, men and women went throughout the nation and around the world starting churches and Bible schools, and they looked to the Harrisons for leadership.
In 1981, while the Harrisons were in Jerusalem with Dr. Lester Sumrall, the Lord told them that they were to “pastor pastors and minister to ministers.” This led Buddy and Pat to begin the International Office that today helps more than 500 churches and 1,000 ministers worldwide. FCF has resident ministry in 41 nations. In addition to churches around the world, FCF family members also have Bible schools, orphanages and various humanitarian outreaches.
When Buddy Harrison went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 1998, Pat Harrison assumed full responsibility for leading the FCF family. Men and women who have many years of ministerial experience assist her in fulfilling the vision and mission of FCF. The vision of Faith Christian Fellowship International is “Helping You Fulfill the Vision and Call God has Given.” We are an organization of like-minded ministers, ministries, and churches who partner together in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.
We call ourselves Faith Christian Fellowship International because
- We began in Faith. The vision came from God, and we stepped out in faith to fulfill it.
- We are Christian because we center our efforts on and around Jesus Christ.
- We are a Fellowship because it speaks of family and sharing. FCF International is a family within the family of God.
- We are International because we are reaching the world for Jesus Christ.