Outreach Top 100 magazine cover.

Posted: October 20, 2017

Fairhaven Church was once again listed as one of the fastest growing churches in America by Outreach magazine. The Outreach 100, complied by Outreach magazine and LifeWay Research, lists the 100 fastest-growing churches throughout the country.

When Outreach magazine contacted me and shared that we were one of the 100 fastest growing churches, I was just so grateful; not for making the list, but for the reason behind us making the list,” said David Smith, Fairhaven Lead Pastor. “I said to myself, ‘This shows that we’re a healthy church!’”

And Outreach agrees, saying that the list is more about the individuals behind the numbers than the numbers themselves.

“We have never had a plan to be one of the fastest growing churches. We simply want to be a healthy church. A church that is involved in our community and helping people find hope regardless of their circumstances,” said Smith. “At Fairhaven, we believe that bigger is not better; better is better! And for us, better means healthy and healthy means growth. We are humbled at what God is doing as we center our lives around Jesus and integrate Him in every area of our lives.”

In addition to being named to the Outreach 100, Fairhaven was also recently certified as a Best Christian Workplace for the second year in a row.