The History of Fellowship of Believers Church
After years of renting various spaces for our services and ministry, God put on our hearts to put our roots down and purchase our own property. The church family rallied together and after several years of fundraisers, miracle offerings, and God’s tremendous favor, we acquired the property at 3333 12th Street in Sarasota. Working hard together the land was prepared for construction, and as we had the cash the building was built. The building was completed with no long term loans, completely debt free to the Glory of God and with the sacrifice and hard work of our church family! Our first official meeting in our new building was in December 1992.
Tom & Rhoda Wilhoit
In August of 1993 Pastor Tom and Rhoda came to FOB as our first full time Youth Pastors. They continued serving as our Youth Pastors for 9 years until they were asked to be Associate Pastors in 2002. In 2010-2013 Pastor Don and Pastor Tom began a transition where they shared the preaching role.
In May of 2013 Pastor Tom and Rhoda became our Senior Pastors. It is their heart that the church would be as family, loving and serving one another, while always reaching out to the community and the world to reach people for Christ.
Don & Diane Lafler
God has a great plan for all of us, our responsibility and honor is to remain humble before Him, to hear His voice, to see where our God is at work and join Him! We have a great foundation to build upon thanks to our God, steadfast leadership, and a wonderful body of believers.
What a pleasure to work side by side with others in serving God! Join us as we ask the Lord build His Church through us!!