Back in 1971, four people came together with a vision. Those four people were Elder Levi R. King, Sr., Elect Lady Madlyn A. (White) King, Elder Lee Henderson Ward, Jr., and the late Lady Johnnie Mae Ward-Harris. There were two children who were a part of the founding church, Cheryl Mosley (Ward) and Melanie Bell (King). They fasted, prayed, and stayed before the Lord until their vision became a reality on June 18, 1972 at 535 Collinsville Avenue in downtown East Saint Louis, Illinois. That was when Bible Fellowship Apostolic Church came into being.