The rich heritage of our church, dating back to the late sixties, gives us a solid foundation to reach for the future. The small group of believers that gathered at the inception of our church secured a strong God fearing leader when Bishop Myers became pastor in 1971.
Throughout the decades of the seventies and eighties we continued to grow spiritually and numerically. Building projects in 1973 and 1984 expanded our facilities and gave us a greater capacity to serve our community.
The First Pentecostal Church elected David Myers as Pastor in 1998 and promoted Ellis Myers to Bishop. This father-son team proved to be a remarkable tool for continued revival and spiritual growth. Standing on the shoulders of men and women who gave us a foundation of Biblical teaching and sacrificial giving, seven acres of land was purchased in 1998. Construction began the following year on the new sanctuary.
In 2000, a sparkling new worship center totaling over 28,000 square feet was dedicated to the Lord. In 2008, our auditorium was expanded to seat 1,000 people, and a new Christian Café was added for fellowship and connection. In 2009, a new Family Life Center of 20,000 square feet was added for family ministries. Our youth and adults now enjoy a full size basketball court and many other recreations in the new facility.
Christian Life Center in Viera became the first satellite campus of the First Pentecostal Church in 2007 and has since become FPC Melbourne and relocated just south of Viera in North Melbourne, Florida. A Spanish ministry was birthed out of the Main Campus in mid 2008, and has since relocated to the Southwest Campus. In 2011 God gave Pastor Myers and the First Pentecostal Church family the desire to start 5 campuses within the next 10 years. Immediately doors began to open up and FPC added 2 more campuses in 2012. FPC Southwest began in early January 2012 in Southwest Palm Bay, FL; and in the fall of 2012, we began our efforts in Satellite Beach, FL and started the FPC Beachside campus. The FPC family currently has a total of 5 campuses reaching out to the South Brevard area.
The combination of God’s blessings, faithful members and Godly leadership has propelled us to a place of end time revival.