WHO WE ARE
King’s Way Church was established in 2005 by Pastor Phil and Debbie Fannin. With hard work, dedication, and help from their congregation and friends King’s Way has become a beacon of hope and light for the people of Ashland Kentucky and the tristate area of Ohio and West Virginia. We are a Non-Denominational, Full Gospel, Word of Faith Church. Our desire is for all people of every background and faith to experience a better life through Jesus. We welcome you to come and be a part of our worship experience. You will experience practical, life changing messages and dynamic contemporary worship. Come as you are and discover what God has for you and your family!
You are always welcome here! Leave your pre-conceived ideas about religion behind and come as you are. No matter your denominational background, we welcome every culture and would love to meet you!
We’re dedicated to creating an atmosphere based on God’s word and His presence. We believe you can live a better life through Jesus!
Come experience the goodness of God through His son. Feel His presence in a tangible way through worship and the word.
what we believe
Baptism in water is a commandment of the Lord (Mark 16:15) (Acts 8:36-39) (Romans 6:4) (Colossians 2:12). The act of baptism in water is a type and shadow of the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection that we are to follow (1 Peter 3:21). We baptise by the authority of the name of Jesus (Acts 2:38) into the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19). Our recommendation regarding water baptism is as follows: “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, upon the confession of your faith for the remission of your sins, I now baptize you into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, amen.”
Loving God. Loving People.
PASTOR PHIL & DEBBIE FANNIN
In October 1991, I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. I really don’t know when Debbie was saved (I think she has always been saved!) My dad was, and is a pastor, so I was raised in church. Even when I didn’t want to be in church, my mother always saw to it I was there. I might say something like “I’ll go but I won’t like it!” And she would say, “You don’t have to like it, you just have to go!” I fussed and griped about being made to go to church, but I learned things that stuck with me even to this day.
I was ordained at Faith Christian Assembly in 1995. During the ten years of affiliation with Faith Christian Assembly, I enrolled in Rhema’s correspondence bible school. After three and a half years of study I graduated. I served as a deacon, elder, and was an associate pastor for five years under the leadership of Pastor Dwight Bailey. Our time at FCA ended in July of 2001.
Our next church was Christ Temple in Huntington West Virginia. Christ Temple is pastored by Chuck and Jamie Lawrence. Debbie and I attended Christ Temple for two years while enrolled in Freedom Bible College taking Christian Counseling, Study of the Bible, Power Bible Computer Course, How to teach the Bible, and others. We taught a class on financial management and were members of the altar ministry. After developing many close relationships at Christ Temple, God spoke to me telling me that our service was finished there and it was time to move on to New Life Church in Huntington West Virginia, pastored by Dr. Darrell and Bonnie Huffman.
My new role was to simply make myself available to help Pastor Huffman. During our time at New Life Church, Debbie and I graduated from Life Christian University, a satellite school of the larger university in Florida. We attended for two years and upon completion I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Debbie earned her Associate Degree in Theology. After one year at NLC, Pastor Huffman asked me to consider becoming an Elder. Debbie and I served as Elders for approximately one year. We also taught, from its inception, the Adult class of NLC’s School of the Bible.
God began to deal with me about pioneering a church in our own community. After much prayer, some highs and lows, and searching for about a year, we believed to be at a good starting point. This is how King’s Way Church in Ashland Kentucky was birthed. Debbie and I have two beautiful daughters, and I have three wonderful step children with four terrific grandchildren. They, in different ways, have been instrumental in making the church functional and operational with their talents and abilities.
There is obviously much more to our history and the birth of the church, but this website wouldn’t be able to hold everything that has happened and been birthed in our hearts. Because of these limitations, we invite you to attend our services so you can see all the wondrous things that God is doing at King’s Way Church.
YOUTH PASTOR JASON & JILL BANKS
I, Jill, can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Jesus. As a little girl, and up until I went to college, I grew up at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland. I have wonderful memories of my childhood at that church. There was a time however, that I did not put God first. I made poor choices while in high school and it was not until then that I realized that I had a “use when necessary” relationship with Christ. I don’t know that I would even call it a relationship. After meeting Jason, someone who was raised Pentecostal (the polar opposite of Episcopalian!!) and going to church at Raceland First Assembly of God, I realized what I was missing was a “relationship” with Jesus and not just “religion”.
Jason: In 1996-97 I helped start the Contemporary Christian music group Rested Soul and traveled with the band until we mutually disbanded in 2005. We ministered all over the eastern and southern parts of the country playing in churches, coffee houses, and secular venues. It was through this time that God taught me many life-lessons. I learned how to effectively minister to youth and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. I also became skilled at juggling many things at once! While I was traveling with the band I started my own business, finished my college degree, worked full time, and
still had time for my family! I come from a Pentecostal background. As a child and teenager I attended First Pentecostal Church in Flatwoods. It is here that I was given a wonderful foundation from my Pastor’s, Rev. and Mrs. Chambers and my Youth Pastor, Dennis Chambers. Jill and I made our married church home at Raceland First Assembly of God with Pastor James Wells. Pastor Wells has a great love for the Lord and if I could only take one thing from him it would be something he always told my dear friend Pastor Josh Sargent, “Just preach Jesus!”
Jill and I have been together since 1995 and married since 1998. We have two wonderful boys, Max 13, Reagan 9, two beautiful baby girls, Phoebe 5, Ellie 3, a cat named Ms. Watermelon, a kitten named Lucy Belle, and a goldendoodle named Maggie. We have served the Lord all of our time together and are very excited about what the Lord has in store for us as a couple, a family, and for our children. We feel incredibly blessed and are grateful to be a part of the wonderful family at King’s Way Church. We are here to serve the youth and congregation at King’s Way and look forward to everything the Lord has for us!
Want to worship with us?
We want to meet you! And after we meet you, we want to get to know you! And ultimately we want to see you experience a better life through Jesus! You will always have an open invitation from us to be a part of our services!