Franklin Community Church began as a daughter church of Community Church of Greenwood in 1985. After meeting for a few years at Custer Baker Middle School in Franklin, the church purchased property on the eastside of town and completed its present building in 1990.
From the beginning, FCC has tried to be a church that values two things: people, and the Word of God. Free of denominational strictures, the church has strived to understand how to best bring people into a deeper knowledge of God through the Bible, and has experimented with ways of doing that. Three distinctives have marked the church in this regard: expository preaching, age-appropriate teaching, and small groups that help apply biblical truths in practical ways.
The church has been served by three pastors: Dave Johnson (1985-2000), Mike Mercer (2001-2005), and Daniel Jepsen (2005-present). Both former pastors are on very good terms with the church, and have served as guest preachers in the last year.
Today, FCC continues to try to honor God and advance His kingdom by preaching, teaching, worship, fellowship, evanglism, and prayer. These tasks may seem ordinary and unglorious to the world, and will never make the front page of the New York Times (or even The Daily Journal); but God hides glory in the mundane, and wraps the eternal in the every-day. By His grace we will keep at it.