Building on Faith

Building on Faith: Honoring Frank Lewis

When Frank Lewis, Tacoma Habitat’s first construction manager, passed away in November, he left a legacy of faith, joy and fun. His friends and family are raising funds to build a Habitat home in his honor. The home honoring Frank will be part of a triplex being built by Habitat in South Tacoma. The triplex will also be the site of Building on Faith 2024.



Partnering with Communities of Faith

The Theology of the Hammer, developed by Habitat founder Millard Fuller, is the understanding that our Christian faith mandates we do more than just talk about faith; we must put faith and love into action.

At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we call that action Building on Faith and celebrate this partnership with a season of building each year. We invite churches of all denominations to join us by volunteering, pledging support, and/or participating in Wall of Hope.

We are so grateful for the churches that support our work with gifts from their benevolence funds, special offerings, and/or direct grants from their operating budgets. To learn how your congregation or faith group can support Building on Faith, please click here.


2024 Church Partners

The following church partners* provide amazing support to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. We are honored  to count these organizations among our allies and are grateful that they join our belief that everyone should have a decent place to call home.

  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Marine View Presbyterian Church
  • Mountain View Lutheran Church
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • Rainier View Christian Church
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows
  • University Place Presbyterian Church

*Featured partners are annual donors, having made a substantial commitment to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity in the current calendar year.


Wall of HopeBuilding on Faith 4

The first wall raised in every Building on Faith home is the Wall of Hope. The Wall of Hope is long-standing Habitat for Humanity tradition that involves writing well wishes and blessings on the 2×6 studs that frame a home. Churches and organizations that contribute an annual gift $750 or more will receive a 2×6 wall of hope stud for members to write messages and/or prayers. Learn more about getting involved.


Building on Faith History

Read about past Building on Faith seasons on our blog: 2023 | 2022 | 2020 | 20192018 | 2017201620152014

Watch Wall of Hope videos: 20202019 | 2017

Why I Build

"Our Lord came to serve and not to be served. Working with Habitat for Humanity through Building on Faith is one way we walk in the way of our Lord, seeking Him and serving one another. "

Jim Goertz

volunteer, University Place Presbyterian Church