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 England, North Dakota and moved to the stat 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.


If you would like to hear and see a few of his messages as well as several other Faith Center pastors, check out our videos on Vimeo 

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9 & 11am Service
5:30pm: Prayer
6pm Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm : Service - Apostle Pat & Kingdom Crushers
7pm: Youth Service
9 & 11am Service
5:30pm: Prayer
6pm Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm : Service - Apostle Pat & Kingdom Crushers
12pm Young at Heart Luncheon
7pm: Youth Service
9 & 11am Service
5:30pm: Prayer
6pm Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm : Service - Apostle Pat & Kingdom Crushers
7pm: Youth Service
9 & 11am Service
5:30pm: Prayer
6pm Service
8am Prayer w/Pastor Marla
6:30pm : Service - Apostle Pat & Kingdom Crushers
7pm: Youth Service
9 & 11am Service
5:30pm: Prayer
6pm Service

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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 new born through fifth grade.  On Sundays at 9 am, 11 am, and 6 pm there is childcare available during all services that we like to call our Faith Kids program, as well as, a special needs program at 11 am.  Also on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm we offer a special mid-week program for the kids called Faith Kids Krew and Faith Kid Krew Jr. for the littler ones.  Not only is it a safe inviting environment for your children, we will do our best to make sure they leave knowing more about God and of course having a great time too!  We have several special events throughout the year for the whole family!

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

Mighty X Ministry


 - X-Ministries meets at Faith Center 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 that meets EVERY THURSDAY at 7 PM in the sanctuary.  It is for students in junior high and high school. OLY is meant to lead students towards a God who loves them and truly transform the Rockford area.


For more information visit 1 Love Youth's website www.1loveyouth.com and Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/1loveyouth

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 -

Selah café is open before and after all services at Faith Center and is located near the main entrance in the lobby.  We serve a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, pastries, bagels, tea, and several other great blended drinks as well.  



For nearly 25 years, 88.3 WFEN has been a shining light for listeners through positive, family-friendly music and encouraging messages that affirm, inspire and even transform the lives of those we touch. We offer a special blend of contemporary Christian music and Biblical teaching as well as encouraging messages and topical discussions from people like Joyce Meyer, Dennis Rainey and others.


Whether you’re new to WFEN or a longtime listener, everyone at The Lighthouse welcomes you home.


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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