The Family Church
Lafayette LA

70507





Who we are

Our mission here is simple: building lives, families, and futures by connecting people to Jesus Christ.

​Our church strives daily to create an accepting atmosphere and an environment where you can experience the Presence of God. Regardless of where you find yourself on your spiritual journey, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds.



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The Family Church
223 Stone Ave
Lafayette, LA 70507
United States
Phone: 337-234-0214
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Church Pastor

Jay Miller
Jay Miller
Senior Pastor
223 Stone Ave
Lafayette, LA 70507
United States
Phone: 337-234-0214
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Psalms 31:3

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

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Pastor Jay Miller is the son of Sterling and Jean Miller, the founding pastors of Word of Faith Family Church.

Since 1989, he has served in various ministries within the church. Then, in 1999, he became Associate Pastor to his father. In March 2002, Senior Pastor Sterling Miller passed the mantle to his son, Pastor Jay.

Pastor Jay and his wife, Tessy, firmly believe that the strength of a church is in the power of a God-ordained vision that exemplifies God’s love by reaching out to others. God has a plan, a purpose, and a destiny for each of our lives. Jesus came to give us life, and at that, life much more abundantly. Pastor Jay prayerfully encourages members of The Family Church, through the powerful Word of God, to know their purpose, fulfil their destiny, and bring glory to God. Pastor Jay and Tessy live in Lafayette with their five sons, Sterling, Regan, Jansen, Micah, and Britt.   Edit
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223 Stone Ave, Lafayette, LA
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Sunday Live Broadcast

Sunday Morning | 9:00 AM & 11:00AM
TFC Kidz | 8:00 AM
Sr. High | 5:00 PM

Wednesday Broadcast

Jr. High | 6:00PM Live

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TFC Kidz Ministries (Ages 0 – 5th Grade)

TFC Kidz is a ministry that is dedicated to ministering to children from birth through fifth grade. Our vision in TFC Kidz is to see 1 Timothy 4:12 come to pass in the lives of the kids that we minister to. The Scripture states, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” We believe that by presenting the Word of God to children in an exciting and fun way, we will lead them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

TFC Kidz Nursery (Infant – 36 Months, Main TFC Building)

TFC Kidz Nursery ministers to children from ages 0-36 months old. In the nursery, babies will be cared for by trained staff members that are ready to love on and nurture each and every child that attends. The older toddlers have a short “Bible Story Time” as well as a “Song Time,” both of which are geared especially for them.

​TFC Kidz Preschool (3 Years Old – K4, TFC Summit Building)

TFC Kidz Preschool ministers to children from ages 3-4 years old. Once a child turns three and is potty-trained, then he or she is promoted to TFC Kidz Preschool. This age group participates in praise and worship with TFC Kidz Elementary, and afterwards, the group splits into smaller groups for a “Snack Time” and a lesson that is customized just for their age. The three- and four-year-olds memorize Scriptures, and also, they do crafts.


TFC Kidz Elementary (K5 – 5th Grade, TFC Summit Building)

TFC Kidz Elementary ministers to school-age children from ages 5-12 years old. In every service, TFC Kidz Elementary has high-energy praise and worship, fun games, and an exciting message. It is structured a lot like what one might call “Big Church,” but the difference is that it is tailored just for them.   Edit
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JR. HIGH(6-8th Grade)

TFC Jr. High is a place designed to minister to students in 6th - 8th grade across our area. Our services include a full worship experience, a biblical message and loads of fun (that only a Jr High Student can appreciate!). At TFC Jr High, we are passionate about raising up students who will love God and influence the world around them. We provide many ways for the students to engage with a Christ centered community through fellowship, worshiping together, special events, and summer camps (for 5th-8th grade).

Impact Wednesday 6th-8th grade

Impact Wednesdays is designed to help grow and encounter the hearts of students (6th-8th grade) every Wednesday to further The Kingdom of God. It is a place where students will discover their God-given gifts and will be equipped to Impact those around them. Impact (formerly SOW) has been in existence for eight years now. We provide students with hands-on ministry training in various ways. Each student will have personal access to mentors and teachers who have years of experience in servant leadership, music, media, and pastoring.

Small Groups

We are better together, which is why small groups are such a big part of what we do in Jr. High! Aside from offering small groups on Wednesday nights, there are several groups to choose from based on age, location, interest, and time of the week.

Summer Beach Retreat 7th & 8th grade

We know that as your kids grow, their closest friends have a huge influence on who they are. Our Summer Camps give your child an opportunity to make new friends and find out who they are in Christ. through fun, small group discipleship and age appropriate ministry."

Pre-Teen Camp 5th & 6th grade

Camp always changes lives. It takes students out of their norm and gives them a chance to think about and absorb moments with God that they do not get otherwise.

SR. HIGH(9-12th Grade)

TFC Sr. High is designed to challenge every student to connect with his or her destiny by connecting to Christ, building relationships with other students, and discovering his or her unique purpose. We are passionate about raising up the next generation of students who will impact their world! Sr. High meets every Sunday night at 5:00pm. Come for an awesome time of praise and worship, a powerful message, and lots of fun!

ONEnights

We call the first Sunday night service of the month our ONEnight. During these One Nights, students will experience a high energy worship experience, relevant content, and an encouraging message! Service begins at 5:00pm.

Small Groups

We are better together, which is why small groups are such a big part of what we do in Sr. High! Aside from offering small groups on Wednesday nights, there are several groups to choose from based on age, location, interest, and time of the week.

Motion Conference

The MOTION Student Conference is a catalyst weekend for students to be empowered by Jesus to put their faith into MOTION. Strategically scheduled at the end of the summer, it is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus.

Bustamante, Mexico

TFC Sr High is heading to the border and beyond. This will be an incredible time of serving the people of Mexico. Our itinerary will include work right on the border in the community of Progresso, Mexico; traveling deep into the mountains of Bustamante, Mexico; and serving in our church in Elsa, Texas.   Edit

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History of the church

“TWO-AND-A-HALF ACRES OF FAITH”

In 1973, Pastors Sterling and Jean Miller, with their two babies, sixty dollars in their pockets, and a burning desire for God in their hearts, came to Lafayette to build a church with a ministry for every member of the family. The first service recorded only 13 people in attendance. Not long afterwards, in 1974, we celebrated the opening of Lafayette Christian Academy, which started as a one-room facility.

Now, 35 years and a new century later, Pastors Jay and Tessy Miller have continued the journey with an ever-increasing congregation to its present membership of approximately 1,200 people! The school has grown from a one-room facility to a campus of over 700 students from K-4 through 12th grades. In July of 1999, we opened the doors to our new church facility, which seats over 2000 people, across the street from the original sanctuary. What started out as approximately 2.5 acres of land and a two-room building has now grown to 64 acres of land with new facilities, a gymnasium, a youth hall, and several other buildings… and we definitely aren’t done yet!   Edit


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The power of Christian prayer Give me a steadfast heart
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart which no unworthy thought can drag downwards; an unconquered heart which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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