We are Faith Center church. YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!  Anyone and everyone is accepted by God and here at Faith Center you can expect nothing less! We are an interdenominational, inter-racial family and we invite you to join us in worship, and in hearing and growing in God's Word. 

Our Mission.

To empower Believers, through teaching, preaching, and demonstration of the uncompromised Word of God, to fulfill their highest calling and change this world through Jesus Christ.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always." Matthew 28:19-20

Our Founder.




Don Lyon was born July 9, 1931 in Egland, North Dakota and moved to the state of Oregon where he was raised. While attending the Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa, Don married Donna Swaggart of Eugene, Oregon in 1951. In 1953, he graduated and they moved to Waterloo, Iowa where he served as an assistant pastor. Later in years he was honored with the Doctor of Divinity degree from Florida Beacon College and Seminary.

Don is a past president and charter member of his Rotary Club. He serves as State Director for the National Association of Evangelicals and serves on the board for the National Association of Evangelicals. His congregation is vibrant and is building a new sanctuary. He serves on the board of several organizations.

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Why We Give.

When we give, it acknowledges God as the giver of everything we have, reflects our trust that He will continue to provide for us and allows us to be a part of His work here on earth.  We, as a church, know that giving with a cheerful and obedient heart is the way God blesses us back one hundred fold.

If you feel led to bless our church with your offering, or simply wish to support our efforts, please click the icon or click here.



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
6:30pm Service & Kingdom Crusher's Prayer
7pm 1 Love Youth Service
Good Friday
6p He is Risen Resurrection Service
Easter Sunday
9a & 11a He is Risen Resurrection Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm Service & Kingdom Crusher's Prayer
7pm 1 Love Youth Service
12pm Young at Heart Luncheon
6pm Service
9 & 11am Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm Service & Kingdom Crusher's Prayer
7pm 1 Love Youth Service
6pm Service
9 & 11am Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm Service & Kingdom Crusher's Prayer
7pm 1 Love Youth Service
6pm Service
9 & 11am Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm Service & Kingdom Crusher's Prayer
7pm 1 Love Youth Service

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Where We Are.

Faith Center Church is located at 4721 South Main Street in Rockford, Illinois right off of bypass 20. It is down the street from the Rockford Airport and only 15 minutes from the surrounding towns of Stillman Valley, Byron, Winnebago, and Genoa.

For more information, visit our Yelp page!


Children's Ministry (Newborn - 5th Grade)


-Available All Sunday Services and Wednesday @ 6:30pm -

The Children’s Ministry provides interactive Bible-based programming for children 6-weeks through fifth grade.  From Sunday School, to Faith Kids Club, to Vacation Bible School, to many special events, such as, Light Night….there is always something fun going on. 

If you would like more information about our various ministry opportunities, please contact  by phone at 815-964-8000 X149 or by e-mail at faithkids@rockfordfaithcenter.com

Mighty X Ministry


 - X-Ministries meets Tuesday evenings at 6pm -


The Ministry of Mighty-X-Men is designed to help the ex-offender and their family members from where they are right now, to where God wants them to be. Through a number of classes, exercises and mentoring programs, the ex-offender and their family will begin to walk in restoration. We know the harm and defeat the ex-offender feels when they are faced with challenges such as finding employment, finding housing or restoring relationships. We also know first-hand that if there isn’t something in place to help the ex-offender return to society, the likeliness of them returning as a productive citizen decreases.


Therefore, our vision is to provide an ex-offender an outlet to acquire the necessary tools to overcome barriers and become a positive influence in their lives, their families lives and their community.


Men's Ministry


Faith Center believes in strong leadership in men. We are to be the Priest of our home. F.C. has several areas of ministry to encourage men to be who they are created to be.  Small groups are one place for men to find likeminded relationships, as well as "Men's breakfasts" and "Men's Nights" throughout the year to create both fellowship and an encouraging word for men.

One Love Youth (6th - 12th Grade)


One Love Youth (OLY) is our Youth Ministry here at Faith Center.  OLY shatters the stereotype that church is boring! Our Wednesday night services are created to celebrate life in a way that is fun for believers and welcoming to those who don't normally attend church.

Jr. High and High School students meet on ONE NIGHT: Thursday at 7:00pm in the main sanctuary. For more information go to 1 Love Youth's new website!


Prayer Ministry


- Tuesday  @ 8pm and Wednesday @ 7:30pm -

Faith Center Sanctuary

Praying the messages and the Word that is currently being taught. Understanding, speaking and praying the scriptures while releasing them over our ministries, Rockford, surrounding region and our nation.  This is also a time of thanksgiving and praise.

Selah Cafe


- Open during all services -

WFEN Radio Station


The ministry of WFEN is focused on two main areas of inspiration. First is teaching and preaching that is faith-based in the absolute authority of the Word of God. The second is on music that is vertical, praise and worship music that primarily brings honor and attention to Jesus Christ. This unique programming is designed to build faith in God and inspire worship to Jesus in the hearts of the listener.


WFEN has been operating since 1990 and is a listener-supported ministry reaching the Rockford, Illinois area with 88.3 FM and the Madison, Wisconsin area with translator station 103.3 FM.


Visit the WFEN website at http://www.wfen.org

Women's Ministry


- Ladies Bible Study - Tuesday at 10am -

At Faith Center, we are committed to helping women achieve spiritual and emotional growth through fellowship, support and encouraging a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. We offer events and groups for women of all ages. Join us for Ladies Night Out, Bible Study, Annual Women’s Conference and Annual Cookie Walk.

Young at Heart (60+)


- (60 +) - 2nd Thursday of every month -

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