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 ~

"Real repentance always leads to a radical change in lifestyle"

~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~

"You and I only have ONE life...Let's make it count!"

~Pastor Angelo~

"Sorrow is better than laughter because it changes peoples' hearts"
~Youth Pastor Corey~
"America needs revival in the heart of the believer."
~Pastor Angelo~
"The only hope for the problems we face in our world today is the local church."
~Pastor Angelo~

Please scroll down to view upcoming events and for directions to the church.

Learn more About Us and what we believe
Read about our Small Groups & Youth Groups and get involved
Listen to SERMONS online
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 Group
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." -

Angelo Bonacquisti - Head Pastor
Corey Gilliam - Youth Pastor
Debbie Bonacquisti -Children's Ministry Director
Pastor Cell: ( 815) 520-5288
Pastor Email: Pastor_ange@live.com
Youth Pastor Cell: ( 815) 677-8751
Youth Pastor Email: cormel5@juno.com


Morning Praise and Worship Services -- 8:30am & 11:15am
Kid's Church -- 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

Sunday School class locations
Young Adults --- Off-site @ McDonalds 251 North
Adults --- Sanctuary
Women's Group --- Upstairs
Age 2 and under (nursery) --- Upstairs
High School --- Downstairs
Middle School 6th ~ 8th grades --- Upstairs
3rd ~ 5th grade --- Downstairs
1st and 2nd grade --- Downstairs
Kindergarten --- Downstairs
Pre-School --- Downstairs


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

Each Month at FGBC in place of Evening Service

*First Sunday is Youth Night.
*Fourth Sunday is Fellowship
*Fifth Sunday is family day - no evening service (every 3 months)

Annual Chili Cook-Off
We will be having our annual chili cook off to celebrate our October Fellowship! October 23rd
immediately following second service. If you have a chili that will knock the socks right off our judges, you will want to sign up at the Information Desk. Please sign up at Information Desk as well if you would like to bring a side item or dessert. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti for details!

Small Group
New small group starting on Oct. 3. Monday Nights from 6:30-7:30 for approx. 10weeks. Inspired by the movie War Room written by the Kendrick Brothers, we will be studying
"The Battle Plan for Prayer from Basic
Training to Targeted Strategies
Books are $9.49 at christianbook.com.
Hosted at Jennifer Barnett's House 800 Carrie Ave. Apt # 8 Rochelle and is being led by Angela Taylor.
If you are interested in joining please sign up, the sign up sheet is at the information desk.

Gen-Xer Sunday School
Sunday, September 6, a new Sunday School class will begin for the Gen-X'er's (age 30ish-50ish).

It is a journey from generation to
generation through the bible. Books provided, but please sign up on the bulletin board for a count. See Alex or Heidi Bonilla for questions.

Wednesday October 19th @ 6:00pm

Youth Group at

Everyone in 6th through 12th grade is invited!

~~Ladies Sunday School~~

The women's Sunday School class is currently studying..."A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George.
If you have any questions, please see Carolyn Overstreet.

Food Pantry
It is our turn at the food pantry on the
afternoons of Tuesday November 8 and Friday
November 11th. If you would like to volunteer, please see Carolyn Overstreet or text her
at 815-975-8117.

5th Monday Meal
FGBC provides the meal for the community on the 5th Monday of a month. Many of the patrons are in need. We are looking for volunteers to prepare a portion of the meal or serve the meal. If you would like to volunteer to prepare something or serve, please sign up at the Information Desk. If you have questions, please see Heidi Bonilla or Heather McPhearson.

Our next meal is:
Monday October 31, 2016

Prayer Requests
Drop your prayer request in the offering or Prayer Box at the Information Desk. The Prayer list is also now available at the Information Desk.

Teacher for Kids Church
We are looking for a kids church teacher & helper for the 11:15 service. The position entails teaching 3-6 yr old kids every other Sunday. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti if you are interested or have any questions.

Directory Update

Copies of the updated directory are available at the information desk for anybody who needs one.



- Ministry Leaders -
We are starting a new program called First Serve. You will see a bulletin board in the foyer at church and it will be decorated as First Serve. This will be an opportunity for people to see where there are areas of ministry available that they could possibly minister in, so what we are needing from ministry leaders is a description of any available positions in the ministry you are leading...

- Volunteers -
For people looking to volunteer and would like to try different positions to see where you fit the best, please check out our new board by the front door of the church. We look forward to working with you.

Rochelle Christian Food Pantry
The food pantry is in need of more volunteers at the pantry. They need able bodied volunteers who would be willing to be put on a rotating schedule. These volunteers would be helping at the freezers, carrying out boxes to cars, restocking and willing to be called on special occasions. The volunteer(s) would be serving from 12:30 to 3:30 when it is their turn. Volunteers may contact Toni Perkins at 815-562-8325 or Matt King at 815-562-5810. Thank you!!
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 Danekas on FB.



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

Worship Team practice music