About Us

Our Story

The Fair Havens Fellowship began September 28, 1981 with twelve people who met in the home of the founders, Patricia MacKinnon and her late husband, David MacKinnon. By November of 1981, we had grown and moved into three storefronts on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda. In June of 1984, we relocated to a church building on Schenck Street. As a result of our continued growth, in 1994 we purchased 17 acres in the Town of Wheatfield on Ward Road.

Our name was officially changed to The Fair Havens Church in May of 1996. By God’s grace, we built a new facility and held our first service on October 19, 1997. In 2008, we were able to purchase an additional eight acres of land bringing our total to twenty-five acres.

On October 9, 2011  God blessed us with a community center in North Tonawanda, and later led us to sell the property in 2017 to a local growing church. We are currently working on plans to expand our campus!

Our Mission

Love the people into the kingdom

Guide people into the family of God

Feed the hungry and clothe the naked both spiritually and physically

Bring God’s people to maturity and equip them for their mission and ministry

Together, we will magnify him

Statements of Faith

The Bible

We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God.


We believe there is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


We believe that man was created in the image of God.

Hope For Man

We believe the only hope for man is to believe in Jesus Christ.


We believe Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory.

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in those who have received Christ.

The Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ.

The Church's Mission

To be a S.O.W.E.R. in our community by encompassing the L.O.V.E.W.A.L.K., one step at a time.

- Our Motto

Our Team

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Patricia Mackinnon

Senior Pastor

Robert Bonvissuto

Associate Pastor

Sandi Sterner

Care Pastor

Patty Rinehart

Kids Church and WeeHavens Preschool Director

Samalix Garcia

Worship Leader and Administrator

Alexandria Nelson

Office Manager

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