The multiple ministries of Faith Memorial Church were born in the heart of Reverend M.E. Littlefield, a man filled with love and compassion for the people of Cleveland and Bradley County, TN. He had a vision for ministry to the poor and needy of this community. The Church began as the Cleveland Evangelistic Center in 1945. That same year, Brother Littlefield began what is today the oldest continuing religious radio broadcast in Bradley County. The current location was dedicated by William Branham in 1959. This is when the name changed to Faith Memorial Church. The outreach ministries continue to care for hundreds of people each year because of the help of many good and wonderful people here that share Reverend Littlefield's vision to help our community.
Faith Memorial has been honored by the city of Cleveland for its well-known outreach ministries which have consisted of nursing home services, prayer meetings, food, clothing, household items, and Children’s Christmas empty stocking events. Many of these ministries still operate today. In addition, Faith Memorial was the first church in Bradley County to establish regular church services structured for people with physical and mental handicaps.
Over the years Faith Memorial has been the catalyst for many great revivals in Cleveland and Bradley County. Ministers such as William Branham, Kenneth E. Hagin, Lester Sumrall, W.V. Grant Sr., John Osteen, and many others have spoken at Faith Memorial Church since its foundation. Reverend Norvel Hayes began his ministry learning from and serving with Brother Littlefield.