Faithful Word Baptist Church is a fundamentalist Independent Baptist church in Tempe, Arizona that was founded by Pastor Steven Anderson. The church describes itself as "an old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible–only, soul-winning Baptist church." Members of the church meet in an office space that is located inside a strip mall. Anderson established the church in December 2005 and remains its pastor.
In August 2009, the church received national attention when Anderson stated in a sermon that he was praying for the death of then-president Barack Obama. The Southern Poverty Law Center listed Faithful Word Baptist Church as an anti-gay "hate group", citing its pastor's "extremely radical stance" that homosexuals if judged according to the Law of Moses, should be executed.
Official Website http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/
Address 2727 W Southern Ave, Tempe 85282, United States
Coordinates 33°23'30.128" N -111°58'38.942" E