In 2009, a group from First Baptist Church of Kenova (FBCK) became burdened for the spiritual needs of Marshall University and its surrounding areas. Their burden became a vision that the entire church soon embraced. From that vision, Marshall Community Fellowship (MCF) was born.
In time, a group of members from FBCK committed one year to participate in the establishment of MCF. As a testimony to their commitment and excitement, many of them are still here today. In 2017, MCF's name was changed to Huntington Community Church (HCC) to better clarify our mission to reach the greater Huntington area.
FBCK has, therefore, been a mother to Huntington Community Church, nurturing this ministry as it has developed and grown. Their goal from the start was for HCC to eventually come to a place of viability as a financially autonomous church so that it can have a long-term presence and impact in this community. Among other things, FBCK has walked HCC through the stages of vision casting, planning, recruiting, launching, hiring a pastor, structuring, and moving to our current location. The remaining stages before financial autonomy are to demonstrate viability and establish an independent budget.
There were always be a partnership between these congregations where we will share in ministry together.