The first worship and communion service was held on March 4, 1974 at Riverside Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church, 800 Youngs Lane, at which time the decision was made to name the church “Faith United”. March was a very busy month for the new church. The official board was appointed and elected. One hundred twenty-two decision slips for transfer of membership were accepted and the congregation voted to pay $500.00 in earnest money to secure the purchase of three acres of land at the corner of Revels Drive and Whites Creek Pike.
On April 4, 1974, exactly one month after the church organized, Faith United was granted formal recognition by the Nashville City Missionary Baptist Association. With hard work and unfaltering dedication, the congregation continued it’s labor of love-never losing sight of its goal: to build a New Testament Church Between the months of April and December, 1974, an envelope system for offering was instituted, a church van was purchased, and a bus ministry was inaugurated,.
On March 2, 1975, The dedication of the church and groundbreaking service was held. The first phase of the building was completed. Drawing upon the strength of the pastor, the euphoria of having met its first goal, and guided by II Corinthians 5:7, “WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT,” the congregation continued its annual day observances and fund raising activities. Architectural plans (drawn by R. Douglas Roberts) were accepted on March 21, 1975. The second phase of the building program began on April 13, 1975. “TOGETHER WE SHALL BUILD “was the slogan adopted. On October 31, 1976, the church authorized the Trustees to obtain a loan of $159,682.80 from Community Federal Savings and Loan to build the church sanctuary.
We are proud of our roots and we will not forget the “bridge that brought us across. We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of the late Dr. J. Lewis Powell and Reverend Charlie J. Oglesby, We thank God for sending us Pastor Roosevelt Walker, Sr. to continue this journey. He has given us this vision for our church family: Faith United will be a church where Christ is King and its Christian Family Sensitized, Trained, Equipped, Expected, and Mature (STEEM) enough to minister life to people in the joy of the Lord.