Fellowship Church started August 1973 in a local residence with nine
people. They met for approximately nine months and then Eugene Bengtson
joined the group with the suggestion of starting a church. In May of
1974 the group began to meet publicly in the Sebring High School
auditorium. They met there for a brief time before moving into the
library, which better met their needs. They met in the school library
for about five years and became an organized church during that time.
1980 the first building was constructed. It was paid for in the first
year and the inside construction was done by volunteer labor. This
building would hold about 250 people. Shortly thereafter, the need was
felt for more Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall. The same
company added an additional wing, which provided the classrooms,
offices, bathrooms and nursery. Also added was overflow space for the
worship service. Now the building would hold about 350 people for
the church continued to grow, it was felt by the Board of Elders that
the church needed to maximize the use of the property and therefore the
new sanctuary with offices and restrooms was planned. The Board decided
not to borrow money for the construction so it took approximately 9
years to complete this project.
Today, BFC is a diverse community of Christian people, independently organized as a non-denominational church.
BFC’s ministry vision has been unswerving commitment to Bible study and
to missionary outreach. Our passion is to “Reach the Lost, and Grow the