This week marked a significant milestone for Fairhaven Church: our 60th anniversary.

On April 19, 1964, twelve families gathered at the Kettering YMCA, united by their vision to start a new church south of Dayton. From those humble beginnings to the Fairhaven we know today, spanning four campuses and impacting thousands of lives, our journey is a testament to God’s incredible work through the faith and obedience of His people.

This anniversary isn’t just a celebration of the past; it’s a call to each of us to actively participate in what comes next. As we reflect on the legacy of those pioneering families, we are reminded that their simple steps of faith set in motion the expansive growth and deep impact of Fairhaven Church.

Ephesians 3:20 reminds us that God can do “immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.” Our founding families might not have envisioned the scope of their impact, but their faithfulness laid a strong foundation for generations. Today, we stand on the precipice of the future, ready to take our “next right steps” that will help shape our next 60 years.

What might your next step be?

Whether it’s baptism, getting more involved, or increasing your generosity, every small step contributes to our big picture. If you’re uncertain about what your next step should be, we encourage you to seek God’s guidance through prayer.

Here are a few ways you can take a next step at Fairhaven:

  • Profess your faith through Baptism
  • Take our First Step class and consider covenant membership
  • Join a Small Group of people doing life together
  • Serve on one of our serve teams and make a difference
  • Give to Fairhaven and help more people find hope
  • Dedicate your child and commit to raising them to know Jesus

As we celebrate our past, we also look ahead to the opportunities that lie before us. The next 60 years are ours to shape. Like those who came before us, let’s step out in faith, trusting that God will continue to do miraculous work through our collective faithfulness.

Will you join us in this journey? Let’s embrace our responsibility to forge a path that others will follow, continuing the legacy of faith, love and hope that defines Fairhaven Church.

WATCH VIDEO: Celebrating Fairhaven’s 60th Anniversary