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Fellowship 9:00 am

Join us for Fellowship, Donuts,Coffee and Juice before Sunday School!

Sunday School 9:30 am

Classes for all ages!!
 
 

Worship Service 10:30 am

Blended Worship Service
 
 
 

Vision of the Eleventh Street Church of God

Our vision is to become a congregation of a loving, caring, praying, growing Body of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, able to teach the Word of God, so that children, youth, and adults, may respond to it’s teachings, become equipped to minister God’s grace in it’s various forms, in order to meet physical, emotional, spiritual, and timely social needs of people in this world.

Our Church Over 100 years of Christian Service

Interest in the Church of God started in Canton in the year 1889 when D.S. Warner preached here. A group of local believers felt the truth of his message: that there should be unity among all believers and personal holiness in their lives. Warner thought of the Church of God as the means for a reformation movement. The magazine call the “Gospel Trumpet” was the best known publication of early Church of God.
 
The work of the church in Canton started slowly, and experienced ups and downs. The church met in temporary and rented sites. through the dedication of a few persons, the church continued. The first resident minister , Rev. E.J. Axup, moved to Canton in 1905. Among the early lay leaders of the church were D.C. Stauffer, Hiram Snyder, A.R. Hoge, J.R. Hoge, Raymond Neff, Lester Schrock and John Schabach.
 
The Present location on 11th Street was selected because southwest Canton was one of the newer parts of the city and had few churches. Pastor George Lorton conducted services in the new church building in 1926 when the basement was finished. Pastor Lorton retired in 1928 due to age and ill health and Warren C. Roark became minister. The small church grew into a church of 500 persons by the 1950’s.
 
Pastor Marvin Baker said of the church: “This building has seen the joys of souls won to Christ, the warmth of a loving fellowship, the mischief of small children has been called to be with his Father.”
 
In August of 1982 Rev. Randy Shafer was installed as the Minister of Music and Outreach. In 1990 he would become pastor following the ministries of Rev. J. Clifford Thor and Rev. F. Dale Senseman.
 
There were many faithful laymen in the history of the church. These men and women quietly went about their duties without much recognition. They were teachers, Choir members, financial contributors, and people who supported the church with their prayers. Their Christian lives built up the church building, and built up the people of the church. These were our spiritual mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters in the family of God. Our lives were immeasurably enriched by the work of these saints. Some of the saints are gone and they now live in eternity. Their names are seldom spoken, but we have inherited their faith and their church.
 
The Eleventh Street Church of God is over a century old. There have been more then 100 Christmases, more than 100 Easters, more than 100 years of worship. The church continues in its mission work locally and around the world. There are far- reaching activities such as Faith Promise Mission weekends and giving to Church of God service projects. The Eleventh Street Church  of God, as in its past, meets needs and provides moving worship services, vibrant music productions, in-going religious education, and spiritual growth
opportunities.
Our Future at Faircrest!
 
 The Eleventh Street Church of God/Faircrest Church of God is a community of faith with a rich heritage and a promising future. We are striving to “Pursue the Possibilities” of what God will do through a family of believers committed to Him. Our vision includes relocation to our beautiful 23-acre property at 3151 Faircrest Street in Canton. Our vision includes multiple ministries that will allow us to link with the community and provide helpful and needed services. (i.e. 10,000 sq. foot handicapped playground, softball field, soccer field, amphitheater and picnic facilities).

OUR BELIEFS

The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)

The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18–20).

The Church of God movement appeared in the 1880s in the midst of the broader American Holiness Revival. The pioneers of the Church of God hoped to restore a more biblical understanding and practice of what it means to be the church. One of our early church songs says: “The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord.” This lyric still summarizes the core belief of Church of God people. We have not issued any official belief statement, and we have no formal creed. Yet, the following statements reflect the heart of the Church of God:

  • Jesus is Lord. The singularity, the exclusivity, the divinity of the one Lord Jesus is central to who we are. He is the Bread of Life. The Water of Life. The Lamb of God. The Way, the Truth, and the Life. The one Mediator between God and humankind. The Lord of lords, the King of kings. The Son of Man. The Son of God. The Word become Flesh. The Name at which every knee shall bow. Jesus is the subject (Acts 2:36).

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