Faith Baptist Church of Rhinelander is the culmination of years of prayers to start a Church in city of Rhinelander. A small group began meeting at a Bible study in the home of Mike and Mary Rhode in January of 2004, and moved to the local hotel during the spring of that year. A core group of people were then committed to forming a Church in Rhinelander.
In August of 2004, Mark Ring, a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Universty in Watertown, WI, and Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, VA, moved his family to Rhinelander to assist this group of believers with their goal.
During the fall of 2004, with the help of extension team of students on Thursday evenings to help with youth group and children’s ministries. The group outgrew the motel conference room and moved a public Community Center. It was during this period that the name “Faith Baptist Church” was adopted.
Early in 2005 a substantial financial gift to the church made it possible to lease commercial space in downtown Rhinelander on a temporary basis for three months. A logo was created and the church began advertising their location. The first Sunday service was held on March 13, 2005 with 36 people attending. The church steadily grew and chartered on June 26, 2005. Faith Baptist Church met at 91 Courtney Street until June 25, 2006.
On July 2, 2006, Faith Baptist Church moved to its present location at 23 East Timber Drive. This is the former location of First Baptist Church, which voted to dissolve their organization and donate their property to Faith Baptist Church. We are grateful to God for His leading in giving us this tool and for the former members of First Baptist for their gracious gift.
Faith Baptist Church of Rhinelander has adopted as its slogan; “Magnifying Jesus Christ in Northcentral Wisconsin.” We invite you to be a vital part of what God is doing here in our city for His glory and our good.