Faith Christian Church
Location: Faith Christian Church
Description: Ten years ago, Faith was a bustling evangelical church in the middle of a major revival. Thousands of people came to the church for every service, and they expanded their original little chapel into a sprawling complex in order to support the influx. Dozens of classrooms, state-of-the-art facilities, and a sanctuary big enough to fit more than a thousand worshipers. That was ten years ago.
These days, Faith Christian Church supports a congregation of barely a hundred. The current Pastor of the church, Paul Tucker, took the reins a year ago, after the former Pastor quit among allegations of embezzlement and infidelity with his secretary. The church, which had been declining over the years, has never recovered from the poor publicity, and only the most devout and loyal members remain. Even though many of the church’s facilities have been closed down and shut away to save on utilities, the cost of maintaining such a huge facility and the high mortgage payments required have placed a huge strain on the church’s now modest finances – and the situation has put a similar strain on the Pastor’s faith. Only time will tell if that faith will be renewed or will break entirely.
The idea: The church is a shadow of its former glory, in both a physical and spiritual sense. It still does some good in its community, but it would take only a little misfortune to cause it to collapse entirely.
The Aspect: Echoes of Past Glory
The Face: Pastor Paul Tucker, Earnest Religious Leader. (Trouble: My Faith Has Been Shaken)