About First Family Church
First Family Church started with Pastor Jerry Johnston, who liquidated nearly $200,000 in assets from his debt-free ministry organization JJM to start First Family Church in his hometown of Overland Park on September 22, 1996. From its beginnings in eleven different rental facilities, everything from schools to movie theaters, FFC had grown to a membership of over 4,000.
In February 2011, Regions Financial Corporation filed a foreclosure petition on the church. The bank requested the church be placed in receivership. The bank claims the church currently owes $14.4 million on two loans. Part of the bank's filing mentioned the church has a payroll of $915,000 a year, with over $600,000 of that going to the Johnston family. On September 5, 2011, Jerry Johnston announced the church was losing their building. They started hosting services at Olathe East High School (since moved elsewhere) and change their name to New Day Church Kansas City. New Day Church Kansas City closed down as of September 2012.
The building was purchased by Blue Valley USD 229 school district and made into their Hilltop Learning Center.
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