In 1977, Revs. David and Connie Alessi founded Bible Christian Fellowship with a desire to minister the gospel to the people of Fredonia, Dunkirk and the surrounding area.
Pastor Michael Lokietek joined the staff of Bible Christian Fellowship, located at 45 Lakeview Ave. in Fredonia, as the Associate Pastor in 1987. When the founding pastors began a full-time evangelistic ministry in 1995, Pastor Lokietek became the Senior Pastor.
The church’s name was changed to Family Church in 2004. Since then, Family Church has expanded its outreach and ministry through the establishment of churches across the region. In 2013, Family Church International was officially incorporated as the overseeing organization headed up by Pastor Michael to start churches and train pastors.