500 South 12th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 562-5221

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"The passing of time has no impact on the promises of God"
~~ Pastor Angelo ~~
  "We need to live like He's coming back now, and we need to serve and be faithful like He's not coming back for another hundred years"
~~Pastor Angelo~~
  "Sorrow is better than laughter because it changes peoples' hearts"
~~Youth Pastor Corey~~
  "The only hope for the problems we face in our world today is the local church."
~~Pastor Angelo~~
Learn more About Us and what we believe
Read about our Small Groups & Youth Groups and get involved
Check out our Church Calendar for upcoming events
The Schedules for Volunteers are posted here
The Church Blog is a great place to find encouragement and updates
A great place for members to be involved and connected is within one of our many Ministries

~~Mission Statement~~
"To reach, win, and disciple souls for Christ in Rochelle and its surrounding communities."

L-EVATE - Youth Groups
Wednesday nights
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Anyone in Middle School or High School is invited to join Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam at Youth Group to learn more about Jesus.

- "We will LIFT up the Name of Christ as we LEARN about Him, LOVE like Him, LAUNCH out to bring others to Him and LINK them to His church." -

Serving Opportunity

The Kids Church Ministry during the 8:30am service is looking for a teacher every other month.
Please see Debbie Bonacquisti if you are interested.

Pastor Angelo Bonacquisti
Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam

Listen to SERMONS online
New Small Group Study
A new four session study of Romans 8 will be beginning on July 8th at 6:30 pm.
If you've ever had feelings like, "I'm not good enough" "I'm never going to change" or "Life is too hard" then Romans 8 is the chapter for you!
The group will be meeting at Cooper Park unless there is inclement weather. The book cost $9. Please sign up on bulletin board. It is requested that books are paid for before ordering. Heidi Bonilla is collecting the money.

Join us for a cool treat before we hit the streets! Ice cream will be served on 27th at 2pm before we venture out into the neighborhood. Wear your comfy sneakers as we'll be forming small groups and going on a prayer walk. The Bible tells us to GO and to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!
"When we pray for the community in the community we will get a heart for the community."

College Group

The College Group meets at Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam's house: 621 North 7th Street (Second floor), Rochelle.

Church Softball League

The next games are on Thursday July 10th at 7:00pm & 8:00pm at VFW.
Come out and cheer on "Team Dunamis"

Morning Praise and Worship Services -- 8:30am & 11:15am
Kid's Church -- 8:30 & 11:15am (for children 3 yrs - 5th grade)
Coffee & Fellowship -- 9:30-10:00am
Sunday School -- 10:00am (available for ages 3 - adult)
Evening Praise and Worship Service -- 6:00pm
Nursery available for birth - age 2 -- 10:00am, 11:15am, & 6:00pm
Young Adult Sunday School meets at
McDonalds on 251 North -- 10:00am-11:00am
Need a ride to church?
Please contact John or Kris at (815) 262-4275 or (815) 979-8908. The church bus picks up for Sunday School at 10:00am and for the 11:15am and 6:00pm Services.


If you have a prayer request, bulletin announcement, or address change, please email the church office at fgbcrochelle@gmail.com.

General Baptist Mission & Ministry Summit
Conference is Monday July 21, 2014 - Wednesday July 23, 2014.
If you are interested in going, please let Pastor Angelo know.
Click here for more information and a list of workshops.


Meal Planning

A team from our church will prepare and serve meals to those in need on Monday, September 29th.

If you would like to help, please see Heather McPhearson.
If you would like to donate a monetary gift, please see Heidi Bonilla.

~~Ladies Bible Study~~

The women's Sunday School class is currently studying the book, "Stuck". All women are welcome to join the group. There is a $5 fee for the book. If you have any questions, please see Heather McPhearson.
New Group on FB!!
God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
This is a group on Facebook for FGBC members 14+ to post items to give away or items they are in need of.
Sorry this is a closed group for church members only. If you are a member of the church and would like to be added to the group, please contact Liz Carwile on FB.

~~Nursery News~~

We are proud to have Amber Lopez join our team in the nursery. She will be teaching the infants and toddlers a lesson during the Sunday School hour each week. If you have any questions, please see Amber Lopez or Liz Carwile.

Directions to the church

Rt 251 North from Rt 88 -
251 north to Lakeview, left on Lakeview and follow west to South 12th Street.
Follow around the curve, church will be on your right.
Rt 251 South from Rt 38 -
251 South to Lakeview (first street after overpass), right onto Lakeview
and follow west to South 12th Street.
Follow around the curve, church will be on your right