What We Are
Pekin Bible Church is an independent, autonomous Bible church acknowledging Jesus Christ as head of the church, led by a team of elders, and committed to:
The Bible Is...
- the inerrant, infallible word of God
- the final authority under God in the life of the believer
The Bible Teaches That...
- the one God has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
- this Jesus who died, rose again, and ascended to heaven will personally and imminently return for His Church.
- everyone will be physically resurrected for an eternal heaven or hell.
- all human beings are sinners by nature and are in need of a Savior.
a person obtains eternal life only by the grace of God through personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary death paid the penalty for man's sin. One is eternally secure having trusted in Christ as the only means of salvation.
We seek to accomplish our Mission by emphasizing the following BASICS:
We envision an environment that challenges each believer to be growing deeper in the knowledge of Gods' Word and provides opportunities for Bible training at all age levels. Out of this it is our desire that each believer will be developing a biblical worldview and framework for life's decisions.
2 Timothy 3:16,17; Acts 20:32
Adoration and Worship
We envision a people who love God deeply and who joyfully worship Him through relevant, exciting, biblical worship. It is our desire to involve many in a variety of aspects of worship including drama, music, preaching, and testimonies.
Ephesians 5:19,20; 1 Cor. 10:31; Psalm 150
We envision a deepening commitment to meaningful relationships by providing opportunities for everyone to be involved in a small group. We believe that small groups allow us to more effectively love and server one another.
1 Corinthians 12:25
We envision a strategy of training and challenging believers to share their faith regularly with the lost both locally and around the world. We envision a team of people dedicated to the task of assimilating visitors, new believers, and others into the regular fellowship of the church.
Mark 16:15; Matt 28:19
We envision a community environment that engenders frequent and open communication among the members utilizing the man avenues available such as email, newsletters, bulletins, web page, and prayer chain. We want to encourage spontaneous fellowship and deepening friendships that bond the members together in unity and purpose.
We envision a body of believers who are using their gifts in service to the Lord and being equipped for ministry so that all vital ministry areas will have adequate staffing to effectively implement the programs set forth by the body.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
Back to Basics Strategies
•Adult Bible Fellowships
•Vacation Bible School
•Bible Teaching Conferences
Adoration and Worship:
•Worship Services (Both Adult & Children's)
•Cantatas and Choral Ministries
•Newsletters, e-mail bulletins
•Teacher Training seminars
•Ministry opportunity communication
Pekin Bible Church began in 1933 and called its first pastor in 1937. It was known as the 7th Street Gospel Tabernacle, later the 7th Street Bible Church and when moved to its current location in 1958 became the Pekin Bible Church. Eight men have served as Sr. Pastor since then. The current pastor Chad Nightingale began serving in August of 2016.
Revival in the Heartland
Exalting God in Worship
We want to create an excitement in our spirit that delights in communion with God and seeks to glorify and exalt Him.
Equipping Adults for Spiritual Growth
We plan to be aggressively involved in the edification of the Body of Christ. We are determined to grow and train young couples who will raise godly families and lead this church in coming years.
Excelling in Youth Ministries
It is our expressed intention to reach children and teens for Christ and to create an enthusiasm in them to be His followers for the rest of their lives.
Evangelizing Our Community
We are committed to extend the gospel into our local community so that others may come to know Jesus Christ.
"All have sinned..." Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23
"God showed His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US..." Romans 5:8
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16