FEA Ministries was founded in 1946 by H. Robb French, a Wesleyan Methodist evangelist. He envisioned a place in South Florida where winter residents could be encouraged and sustained in their Christian walk. Rev. French, his wife Geraldine, his sister Frances, and Florida residents James and Ella Zuch took twenty-eight acres of wild wetlands and carved out a campus which today houses a mission organization, a year-round community, an annual camp, a Bible college and academy, and a church.
FEA Ministries is located in Hobe Sound, Florida, thirty miles north of West Palm Beach. It is the parent organization for Hope International Missions, Sea Breeze Community, and Sea Breeze Camp. The property borders the Intracoastal Waterway and is one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Hobe Sound Bible Church and Hobe Sound Bible College and Christian Academy share the campus but are separate entities.
FEA Ministries adheres to the conservative Wesleyan-Arminian doctrinal position but is not affiliated with any denomination.
FEA Ministries is a conservative holiness organization within the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition with a mission to serve the church and reach the world by making disciples through evangelism, church planting, education, fellowship within the body of Christ, and ministries of mercy.
FEA Ministries envisions a community of believers within the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition who are engaged in serving the church and reaching the world. We envision:
- A place where Christ-centeredness is paramount.
- A place where revival is pursued.
- A place where careful living is practiced.
- A place where community participates.
- A place where global church planting missions is promoted.
- A place where all activities are focused on the end result of producing disciples.
- Sacrificial Service
- Careful Stewardship