Welcome to Faith Evangelical Free Church’s web site. Our desire, as a Church Body, is to encourage you in your journey with Jesus Christ. We want to serve you and your family, through our ministries, in any way we can.

The material presented here, is designed to help you find out about our church and ministries. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to getting to know you and want you to know what we are about. To get a glimpse of who we are at Faith Church, take a moment and watch this short video from Lead Pastor Mike McDonald:

Faith Church Website Visitor Video from Faith Church on Vimeo.

 

Our Mission

Proclaiming Jesus and Making Disciples

Our Vision

We build His church for His glory

Our Distinctives

  • Passionate Preaching and Proclaimation of God’s Word
  • Life-Altering Worship
  • Fervent Prayer
  • Intentional Discipleship
  • Gospel-driven outreach and evangelism

Our Beliefs

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

Our Staff

Mike McDonald

Mike grew up in Flagstaff, AZ and came to know Christ at the age of five. He and his lovely wife Becky were married in 2003. They have four very active children: identical twins Trenton and Jason, Davis, and Kara.

Ryan Sickenger

Ryan oversees the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries at Faith Church. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM.  God saved him in seventh grade and he began to feel a call to ministry shortly afterwards.  Ryan is passionate about Family Ministries and Family Discipleship.  He married his wife Alexis on June...

Val Prigge

Val is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY.  She grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida and at the age of 8 accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.  In 1986, she married Stu.  They have 3 grown children and 1 granddaughter.  She homeschooled her children for 13 years and then went...

Map

We are located at 900 Southern Blvd Se in Rio Rancho, NM. Below is a map you can use for directions to our church.