The Feast began as a dream in the minds of lead planters Caleb and Fran Borchers in the Fall of 2012. The Borchers moved to RI in 2010 for a two year apprenticeship (with Bruce and Janet Bates) in church planting. At the end of that time they were approved by their church planting coaching network, Kairos Church Planting, to go plant a church. They had fallen in love with the West End of Providence and moved into the Armory District in September 2012.
Over the first two years, a small team came together to give birth to this new church. During that time The Feast met regularly for Bible study, meals, service projects, community connection, and living life together as followers of Jesus. After establishing a strong community identity, The Feast Church spent most of 2015 intensely preparing to begin weekly services. The Feast Church then launched on October 18, 2015. The church has continued to grow and mature since that time.
In the spring of 2019, the Blackstone Valley Church of Christ joined with The Feast Church in order to serve God together. With this change, Bruce and Janet Bates joined the leadership team, bringing with them their decades of ministry experience in Rhode Island.
Jesus told the following story about who God is. This story is a key part of our church's identity. We want to be a place of welcome, where there is always an empty seat waiting to be filled. Here is the story, about a God who wants his table to be full!