In 2009, we became aware of a new but empty building that was built for a church on the border of Antioch and Oakley which was available for lease. After a congregational vote, the property at 3415 Oakley road in Antioch became the new location for Sunday worship. Right about this time, Pastor Larry began helping a SBC congregation in Las Vegas, Nevada with pulpit duty on Saturday nights. He would catch a flight back to the Bay Area after preaching in Nevada, to preach at FFC on Sunday morning. It was in that serving of the larger body of Christ, that a small congregation in Minden/Gardnerville Nevada became aware of his ministry. First Baptist Church in Minden/Gardnerville was in need of Pastor as well, and they began to pursue Larry Webb. Larry wanted to help them out, so he began to meet with their Elder board to figure out a way to bring them solid preaching while they looked for a Senior Pastor. The fruit of those meetings resulted in FBCMG becoming a video venue campus, receiving recorded video sermons from FFC. Pastor Larry ended up dividing his time between both congregations until it was decided that he needed to be singularly focused on one congregation. FBCMG remained a video venue of FFC while they put together a search committee for a new Senior Pastor. After 3/4 of a year in searching for a Senior Pastor, Pastor Larry Webb expressed that he felt called to become the Pastor for FBCMG, much to the joy of the congregation there.
This was no small decision for Pastor Larry and FFC. Praise be to God though because He had already put in place a qualified shepherd of the people of God, in Pastor Nick Neves, First Family's current Youth Pastor since 2004. Pastor Larry recommended Pastor Nick to the board for the position, to which the board accepted and a congregational vote was held to elect Pastor Nick into the office of Lead Pastor in July of 2012. In a nearly unanimous decision, Pastor Nick was voted in as the Lead Pastor for First Family Church. We are excited to see what God has in store for First Family Church in the future, and we invite you seek God along side us.