Frenchport Church
1926 Ouachita 67
Camden, AR 71701
United States
Phone: 870.231.5107

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, I attended services with our family at Frenchport Community Church. This is the church I first attended and found out about the Holy Spirit and that one could receive the gift in our time frame.

I had been suffering with a back aliment for at least a year which had gotten progressively worse.
We, Joe and I, had prayed daily for healing of this problem.

We discovered that the right side of my body was a half inch shorter than my left. This only made the problem worse.

I had not planned to go that morning due to having to use a cane to walk and sitting for a long period, which I had not been able to do unless in a recliner.

A voice in my head said go, I said, "No, can't sit." Voice said go again. I've learned by the second command to obey it, used to take a lot longer since I'm so hard headed. I told Joe let's go with the family. We got ready and went. I had to walk with my cane and I was hurting. We sat and sang lovely songs and then the Holy Spirit began to move among the people. This was allowed to happen. Pastor Mike was alert to what was needed at that time and went with it.

My sweet sister-in-law, Merry Etta, came and stood behind me with her hands on my shoulders. She began to pray in English and in Tongues. She saw a dark area around my heart, she told me later, and prayed for that. I've had two heart attacks in the past and have a stint. She then came to my side and put her hands on my feet and prayed once again. She stood and went back to her seat.

Sandra, my other sweet sister-in-law, came and sat beside me and started praying. I placed my hand on her knee and on my husband's knee, heat came from her through me and into Joe.

When the movement of the Spirit became calmer, pastor began to preach.

Now here is the great part, I stood and the pain was gone. I walked out of church without my cane. When I was measured again I was no longer a half inch shorter on my right side. I have not used my cane since, nor have I had any pain in my back.

The other wonderful thing about all of this is Joe's foot was healed as well.

I have been shown that though some may not believe in healing, the one who is praying and truly does know in their soul that we can be healed, will be able with the Holy Spirit to bring healing to that person. Yes I am a believer, but when Jesus sent the Apostles out to heal and deliver he sent them to nonbelievers. You see, I feel that over the millenniums, the ability to know in our hearts and soul that healing is possible has become watered down. We have to know whether the recipient believes or not that Christ's gift to us is still working. Blessings to you all, Frances R. Moore.


Some excerpts taken from the "History of Frenchport Community Church," by Betty Moore.


Around the year 1936, Joe and Ida Rowland and Sister Maude Wilson became Christians in a little one-room schoolhouse at Pigeon Hill near Strong, AR, with Sister Hall preaching a revival. The Lord called Sister Maude to preach. She didn't drive a car, so Joe and Ida Rowland took her to the revivals all around southern Arkansas.


Joe Rowland built a brush arbor in the Frenchport community, where the church is now located. A lot of meetings were held in this brush arbor. In some of the meetings, the Holy Spirit was so strong that it shook the top of the arbor (everyone thought it was raining). In 1949, the Lord spoke to Joe Rowland to build a church, so with the help from his son, Robert, and others, they built the one room building on the land that was donated by Dale and Betty Moore. Sister Maude was the preacher; Joe Rowland did the preliminaries; and Sandra Moore Parker was the pianist. Sister Maude passed away in 1969, and Elray Fife took over as pastor. After they resigned, Mack Ables became pastor in 1977. He was pastor when the new Frenchport CommunityChurch was built in 1982. He resigned after serving seven years.  The dedication of the new church drew a crowd of approximately 300 people.



The church has since undergone many changes and updates. The original sanctuary built by Joe Rowland still stands.


Frenchport Community Church has been busy reaching the lost for Christ. Just a few years ago the church had a television ministry with weekly broadcasts of the services on the local cable network. Frenchport Community Church supports many missionaries and has always had a heart for those in the field winning the lost to Jesus. The members raised funds to construct a church in Haiti in memory of Marie Moore, through International Missions Outreach (IMO), a foreign mission the church has supported since 1979. Members have taken mission trips to YWAM Houston; IMO and other organizations to further the message of Jesus.


The church has also undergone many construction changes. The most recent additions have been the construction of a playground and multi-purpose facility. The multi-purpose facility, or Family Life Center (FLC), is currently under construction, but the building is being used for fellowships, women's conferences, Youth Ministries and Children's church.


Frenchport Community Church is a non-denominational church and is affiliated with the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association (FGEA)..


Frenchport Community Church is rich in history and effectiveness. The lives of many people all over the world have been affected by the obedience of those God called to start Frenchport Community Church and we are continuing to impact every generation for a lifetime.

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