Planning a visit to Household of Faith?
Here is some information which may be helpful:
Visitors may join us at 5601 Salt Creek Road, Benton, Arkansas, 72019
Traveling on Interstate 30, take Exit 117 north to Salt Creek Road.
Worship service begins at 10:00am on Sunday, with doors opening by 9:30am.
Parking and seating space are limited, and we apologize in advance if our sanctuary is full.
What is the worship service like?
- The service begins just after 10:00 with a welcome to first-time visitors and general information
- Prayer requests and praise updates from the congregation
- Opening prayer
- Music service led by Pastor Bob Joyce on piano
- Sermon by Pastor Bob Joyce
- Closing prayer and dismissal (usually between 12:00 and 12:30)
Is Household of Faith part of any particular denomination?
Household of Faith seeks to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ. Members and visitors from Pentecostal and Baptist backgrounds may recognize many of the same aspects of the worship service, but singing and preaching are familiar to all Christian denominations. Members of our congregation may worship differently, but the focus is the same Jesus Christ.
Does Pastor Bob Joyce preach every Sunday?
Yes, Pastor Bob Joyce preaches every Sunday unless he is out of town, which will be announced in advance on BobJoyce.org and other locations online.
How big is the building?
There are chairs for about 110 people in the sanctuary. The parking lot has space for about 30 vehicles. It is not unusual for both the parking lot and the sanctuary to be full.
Will I be the only first-time visitor?
It is unusual for a service to have fewer than a dozen first-time visitors. Most weeks, visitors have come from at least five different states, though the particular states (and countries) change each week.
What about photos and videos?
We ask that no photographs or videos are taken during the service. The sermon is being recorded by the church for upload online, and keeping cameras and phones down provides less distraction for those in attendance. Pastor Bob Joyce often takes photos with visitors before and after the service.
What is the dress code?
There is no specific dress code, everyone is asked to wear clothing they feel is appropriate for worship.
Do you have facilities for children?
Yes, there is a nursery available for your needs when tending to babies and Sunday school classrooms for children during the sermon. Children may also remain with their adults during the sermon, if preferred.
Is an offering collected?
No offering plates are passed during the service. Anyone who would like to give may use the small wooden box on the wall of the sanctuary labeled “Offering” with a slot on the top. Offerings, tithes, and other donations may be sent online or by mail with instructions at BobJoyce.org/donate.
Are there other times when the church building is open for visitors?
No. The doors are opened by 9:30am prior to the Sunday service at 10:00am, and this is the only time the building is open for visitors. All rehearsals and building maintenance activities are closed to the public.
Does the church have a phone number?
No. The church does not have a phone number and the building is secured but unoccupied most days of the week. Household of Faith is a small congregation without any paid staff. Members volunteer their time and talents.
How can I become a member of the Household of Faith Church in Benton?
Pastor Bob likes to say that anyone who attends three times is automatically a member, and then they should just keep coming. Regular members attend as often as possible, and thousands of people have visited the church at least once. If you are unable to attend in person, please watch our recorded services online. Sing along, worship with us from where you are, and draw closer to Jesus Christ each week.
Where should I stay overnight?
Hotels in the cities of Benton and Bryant are nearest to the church (less than 10 miles).
Anything else I should know?
The building is located in a valley (beside a creek) and it has a metal roof. For these reasons, it is often difficult to have cell phone service while inside the building. Cell phone service improves outside and in the parking lot.
Please note that Household of Faith has not been located on Salem Road since 2019. A few online sources incorrectly show the previous Salem Road address.