In 1991, Pastor Bill and Peggy Fitzhugh heard the call of God to begin Family Church in their home in White Hall, AR. That first Sunday, 12 people met and a church was launched. Pastor Bill and Mrs. Peggy faithfully served Family Church as Senior Pastors for over 23 years, touching the lives of thousands of people in Jefferson County and every county that touches it.
In 2012, the church elders, led by Pastor Bill, went through a year process of preparing for his retirement and presented Pastor Stephen as their recommendation for the next Sr. Pastor of Family Church. The church voted nearly 100% for this decision and they entered into a co-pastoring role.
Pastor Bill was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2013 and Pastor Stephen led the church during this year before becoming Sr. Pastor on January 19, 2014 upon Pastor Bill's retirement. Pastor Bill continued to serve as an elder at Family Church where he is still greatly loved and respected. He went to Heaven to be with Jesus October 12, 2014. He and Mrs. Peggy have been and continue to be great examples of loving God, loving people, and making disciples of Christ. They truly began a legacy that continues to reach thousands for Christ.