Pray for First Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois

First Baptist Church Galesburg, Illinois is located near Knox College in the northwest part of Illinois and celebrates their 175th anniversary this year! One of their unique ministries is a partnership with an outside organization to feed over 100 people a couple of times monthly. They use this as a means to share Christ and to have those of different walks of life to share a meal together. They also have a one-of-a-kind staff member, “Huey,” who serves as their Director of Emotional Support, revealing their creative and fun approach to ministry!

Jim Harper is currently serving as their bi-vocational interim pastor, so one of their prayers is that God will lead them in the process of finding a senior pastor. Jim was the pastor for 21 years at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, IL before retiring and is currently the assistant chaplain at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (1976) and he enjoys golf, tennis, and traveling.

As FBC Galesburg is without a senior pastor, they are in the process of making difficult decisions concerning the future of the church. The church faces many options and asks for God’s guidance.

Join us as we pray specifically for:

  • They will find a permanent pastor.
  • Wisdom in making decisions involving the future of FBC Galesburg.
  • Receptivity to the gospel among those who receive meals at FBC.
  • Strength and unity among the staff and church as they anticipate a change in leadership in the future.
  • FBC will not waver in their mission and will remain a strong Kingdom influence even as they celebrate the 175th year of ministry.


Let us know if you prayed for First Baptist Church!