Our History


Internaional Family Worship Center

International Family Worship Center (IFWC) was founded in January 2007 by Pastors Reggie and Candi Stewart. The Stewarts received the vision for IFWC in 1995 shortly after graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK, under the guidance of Kenneth Hagin. During the 12 years that followed, they served faithfully as assistant pastors at a number of thriving ministries throughout the country, including Liberty World Outreach Center in Tulsa, OK, and Impacting Your World Christian Center in Philadelphia, PA.
On January 21, 2007, more than a decade after Pastors Reggie and Candi received the vision of going to Connecticut to pioneer a church, IFWC’s first service was held at the Courtyard Marriott, 181 West Town Street in Norwich, CT, with sixty seven people in attendance. Not quite two years later, the ministry had already outgrown the facility on West Town Street and moved to 275 Otrabando Avenue at the Comfort Suites to accommodate its flourishing congregation. With a strong focus on families, IFWC continues to thrive and grow daily.

IFWC Timeline

2012  IFWC moves Sunday and Wednesday services Beth Jacob Synagogue
2011 IFWC moves Sunday services Kelly Middle School
2010 IFWC moves services to Holiday Inn, Norwich
2008 IFWC moves services to Comfort Inn & Suites, Norwich
2007 The first IFWC church service is held at Courtyard Marriot on January 21st.