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

Check out our NEW FB page!

"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~~
Pastor Angelo Bonacquisti
Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam

Listen to SERMONS online
"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." -

Angelo Bonacquisti - Head Pastor
Corey Gilliam - Youth Pastor
Debbie Bonacquisti -Children's Ministry Director
Heather McPhearson - Church Secretary

Pastor Cell: ( 815) 520-5288
Pastor Email: Pastor_ange@live.com
Youth Pastor Cell: ( 815) 677-8751
Youth Pastor Email: cormel5@juno.com

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)



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

Sunday School class locations
Young Adults --- Off-site @ McDonalds 251 North
Adults --- Sanctuary
Women's Group --- Fellowship Hall (Downstairs)
Age 2 and under --- Upstairs
5th Grade & High School --- Upstairs
Middle School 6th-8th grades --- Downstairs
3rd and 4th grade --- Downstairs
1st and 2nd grade --- Downstairs
Kindergarten --- Downstairs
Pre-School --- Downstairs

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.


- 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.

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


Meal Planning

A team from our church will prepare and serve meals to those in need on Monday, Deceember 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 of James. All women are welcome to join the group.
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.


Serving Opportunity


Small Group Study
Romans 8
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!
Ask at the Info Desk for more details.



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