|Pastors Robert and Linda Cigoy
After graduation from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Robert and Linda Cigoy
had the desire to see a Full-Gospel Word church started in Northeast Ohio. June 1980 saw the beginning of
Faith Christian Fellowship of Geneva, Ohio, known as Faith Freedom Fellowship.
Pastor's Bob's dream for the church could best be described in the theme verse: "The Spirit of the Lord is
upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He hath sent me to heal the broken
hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.... This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. "
|Over the years the church met in several places; in homes and in many
However, over the years, the church family has grown spiritually in the
knowledge and wisdom of the Word.
Pastor Bob and Linda filled the offices of pastors and teachers
beginning in June 1980; then beginning in May 1986, Pastors Raymond
and Edith Baker joined the ministerial staff, becoming music ministers.
After 14 years of ministry to Faith Freedom Fellowship, in August
1994, Pastors Robert and Linda Cigoy resigned and Pastors Ray and
Edith became senior pastors in February 1995.
|Starting the first Sunday of March 1995, Faith Freedom Fellowship
moved to 9582 North Ridge West on Route 20, Saybrook township,
Geneva, Ohio. For the remainder of 1995, many donated time cleaning,
painting, and repairing so that this building would be able to pass "fire
code" and be changed from a "commercial" building to an "assembly"
building. Every year has been an exciting journey of God answering
prayer and fulfilling prophecy.
|Special Emphasis for 1996:
"Thus says the Lord God, 'None of My Words will be
delayed any longer. Whatever Word I speak will be
performed'." Ezekiel 12:28
This year was a year of God fulfilling His Word for the
church. Many received raises at their jobs, new jobs,
financial miracles, physical healing, and material needs met.
We believed God for a platform and new carpeting for our
auditorium and God, once again, answered prayer. God also
blessed us with a new sound system with speakers.
|Special Emphasis for 1997:
"And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as before, and their congregation shall be established
before me, and I will punish all that oppress them." Jeremiah 30:19-20
We are a church who likes to give forth praises and thanksgiving unto God Almighty. We believe that there are many families
that have raised their children to serve the Lord, but some have strayed. In today's society, families need "restoration" more than ever.
God wants "congregations" to be established and to "come before Him" face to face, before His throne, to worship Him in the
beauty of His holiness. God is interested in "restoration."
|Prophecy given over our church - July 2003
"Come up higher. There are 200 people out there that need what you
have and what this church teaches. God wants them to be trained, just
like you - so you can be what He wants you to be - that's why He's
calling you .. because your pastors are going to train you...so you will
get to be what God has called you to be - but there are 200 more! It's
all going to change - people will come, you'll see. Wave goodbye to this
building! Wave goodbye! You'll soon be in the new one - you'll see. The
Lord says He has a temporary one coming. The Lord says you don't
even have to wait for the 200 people - it's going to show up pretty soon -
so get ready to move!"
|Special Emphasis for 2003:
"Call unto Me, and I will show and tell you great and
mighty things, fenced in distinguish and discern and
recognize and realize and have knowledge of and or
understand of, but I will show you and tell you all these
things and much much more." Jeremiah 33:3
What does God have right around the corner for you!?
We believe that the TIME IS NOW and the PLACE IS
|Special Emphasis for 2001:
to happen in the year 2001. To accomplish the vision that God has
given to us, we believe that Faith Freedom Fellowship will
SHAKE THROUGH TO THE "GLORY"
For thus says the Lord of hosts, "Once more in a little while, I am
going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry
land. And I will shake all the nations, and they will come with the
wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory," says the
Lord of hosts. "The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine," declares
the Lord of hosts. "The latter glory
of this house will be greater than the former," says the Lord of
hosts, "And in this place I shall give peace," declares the Lord of
hosts. Haggai 2:6-9
BREAK THROUGH TO THE "VICTORY"
"The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a
breakthrough of waters." 2 Samuel 5:20.
|Special Emphasis 2000
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that
which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:11
We believe that God always wants us to "Pursue the Ultimate".
Mother of Pastor Ray and Pastor Linda Cigoy, Pastor Barbara Baker is a charter member of Faith Freedom
Fellowship...the church meetings starting in her living room in 1980. During 2000, we were pleased to have Rev.
Barbara Baker come on staff. She is very qualified and equipped, serving in the capacity as associate pastor and
teacher, especially giving spiritual advice in the area of marriage and family. She also is very sensitive to the Holy
Spirit - operating in the gifts of healing.
|Special Emphasis for 1999:
"For I know the plans I have for you." declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. They are plans
for good and not for evil. Plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
No matter what your situation is - you have been called by God for a particular destiny! No matter how much you
struggle to get away from that calling, the power of the Holy Spirit will always urge you, compel you, and cause that
desire and passion inside of you .... that spark inside of you to become an inferno.... God's plans for you are for your
good! The devil wants you dead! He wants to rob, kill and destroy your life!... God has nothing but the best for you!
|Special Emphasis for 1998:
"The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough
of waters." 2 Samuel 5:20
Our God is the Master of Breakthrough! There are many people in Geneva,
Madison, Ashtabula.... in Northeast Ohio that need a breakthrough! We
believe no matter what the situation - no matter what the problem - no matter
how high or strong the "wall" that has you blocked in - God can change
circumstances! God is the God of impossible situations! What
"breakthroughs" do you need in your life?
Art and Pearl
March 30, 1996
|"Clown Day" Pastor Appreciation Day
Pastors Raymond, Edith and Barbara
October 25, 1997
|Pastor Ray and Edith's
25th Wedding Anniversary
May 31, 1998
|Pastor Barbara Baker
Faith Christian Fellowship
November 28, 1999
|Pastors Robert and Linda Cigoy
and daughters Andrea and Debra
|Pastors Raymond and Edith Baker
Jeremy, Julie and Joel
"Rev. Barbara Baker"
Day - October 22, 2000
Rhema Bible Training
FCF Pastoral Licensing
66th Birthday Party
|Faith Christian Fellowship
Celebration of "20 Year-old
Church" with Pat Harrison
and Lonnie Hilton
June 19, 2001
|Special Emphasis for 2002:
Let Your Glory Fall - We Will See The Glory Of The Lord
The eyes of the blind will open and the ears of the deaf will hear and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy and the Lord will
cause the lame to leap like deer. Strengthen the arms of weakness, steady the feeble knees, Say to those with anxious hearts,
Be strong in the Lord and do not fear. Isaiah 35
|One of the highlights of 2003 was
our experience of the Grape
Jamboree. We made a float and
marched in the parade.
"The Prison Doors are Open -
Are you Free?"
It was a blessing to declare freedom
to the people of Geneva. We had
several witnessing teams leading
people to salvation, healing and
deliverance. It was an extra surprise
when we received a trophy!
|Special Emphasis for 2004:
"Open the gates of the Temple I will go in and give
Him my thanks. Those gates are the way into the
presence of the Lord, and the righteous enter there.
O Lord, thank You so much for answering my prayer
and saving me." Psalms 118:19-21.
God has still proven Himself faithful. We believe that
God is changing many people - their lives and families
so that the end result will be freedom from
devastating circumstances and situations. God has
promised us that He will answer and show us "great
and mighty" things. We are on the verge of
something spectacular - a "plan" of dynamic
proportions. What an exciting challenge that God
has placed in front of us - believing Him for 200
people and a new church building!
|April 14, 2004
Meeting with the Trustees of New
Life Assembly of God - looking over
our "new" church building
|The theme for our float in the Grape Jamboree for 2004 was
"Cover the Earth with Your Glory"
Again we made a float and marched both days of the parade - Saturday and
Sunday. In addition, the church dressed in international outfits.
We declared that God has promised us that He will answer us and show us
"great and mighty" things...on the verge of something spectacular - a "plan" of
Celebration after 15
years of working a
July 1, 2001