Fairhaven Baptist Church was founded in October of 1970 by Pastor Roger Voegtlin with 14 people attending the first service. By its fourth year, the church was running a solid 500 in attendance, had beautiful new facilities, and an academy with students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  In 1977, Fairhaven Baptist College was founded to train pastors, missionaries, and teachers.

After 46 years of being in Chesterton, God has given our church a Biblical stability in doctrine and practice.  We, as a church, are committed to lifting Christ to be supreme in our families, church, and community.  We are grateful to the Lord for the beautiful facilities He has given us and pray they they can be used to bring honor to His name.