journey of IFA began with a few faithful and determined saints known
as the Prayer Band. Founded by Pastor Jim and Edith Howard, the
Prayer Band held services in Brother and Sister Howard's home at
6009 Maplewood Drive.
Prayer Band continued services in the homes many others within the
the prayer band grew, houses could no longer accommodate the multitude
of hungry souls searching for the Word. The journey continued to
Rhodes United Funeral Home located at 2929 Scenic Hwy and then to
Alpine Chapel on Chestnut Street. The need for a larger edifice
arose. Later God directed their steps, as they were inspired through
divine wisdom to seek an even larger edifice. Interdenominational
Faith Assembly at 3006 Fuqua came into fruition. God didn't stop
there. Hundreds of people packed the little red brick church on
the corner of Fuqua, and the need for an even larger edifice existed.
Through a divine Word of Wisdom to the Church, God said, "It's
still not big enough, I'm going to increase it. I am in the midst
of my people and I am going to bless them. I will take them higher."
The manifestation was fulfilled in October 1989. The Body of Interdenominational
Faith Assembly moved to the new sanctuary at 5050 Greenwell St.,
where we are now worshipping God in spirit and in truth.