A Note from Pastor Jim

Dear Friends, I am very excited to announce that First Baptist has partnered with another local congregation called Loving and Encouraging Ministries. Loving and Encouraging Ministries is a church that started in a home here in Peoria in 2012. Pastors Rodney and Kim Miller have been leading this ministry since its start. They have seen […]

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“How to Be True to Who You Are”

  Back in Feb. 1988 I was in college, majoring in music. I was planning on attending seminary in the fall. It was my dream to become an ABC Pastor. I soaked up whatever I could from people who were in ministry. I wanted to know what it was like to serve in ministry. I […]

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A Note from Pastor Jim

Dear Friends, This week the last of the nine people killed in the Charleston AME church shooting are being laid to rest. The background of the   situation is not much disputed. A young man who regularly spewed hatred towards African Americans online attended a Bible study at the AME church. He was welcomed in as […]

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A Note from Pastor Jim

Dear Friends, The Executive Committee and I have agreed to a change in the format of the church bulletin. Currently we pass out a three panel, double sided color bulletin with cover art, announcements, and very complete information on everything taking place during worship. We  intend to continue sharing that amount of information each week, […]

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Member of the Month: Martha Nibbelin

We have chosen Martha Nibbelin as our Member of the Month, because she turned 105 on Monday, June 22nd. Martha Elizabeth Crawford Nibbelin was born in Milford, IL, a small farming community near the Indiana border, on June 22, 1910. She began life on a farm that today is owned by fifth-generation Crawfords. William Taft […]

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