MANY FACES, ONE CHURCH

Welcome home to a place in downtown Peoria where you can connect and grow

We're easy to find in Downtown Peoria

Set your GPS: 116 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL
We're in walking distance to the Convention Center, Peoria Public Library, the Federal Building and even a great little coffee shop.

"I believe you'll find us to be a place where you can find the love and grace of Jesus, and the encouragement of a church family and friends. This is a place where we are all challenged to make a difference."

Rev. Dr. Tim Ozment, Directing Pastor
Go HIGHER with the many worship opportunities at First.
We're going WIDER, beyond the walls of the church.
Getting CLOSER means learning to care.
Go DEEPER with opportunities to connect with others.

We are at a critical need level for volunteers for our Loaves & Fish program. If you would be willing to help, please click the link below to fill out the volunteer form. Loaves and Fish is a weekly feeding ministry providing a free hot meal, food pantry, worship service, educational assistance, clothing room and medical clinic to those in need each Saturday. Click the second link below to learn more about this important minsitry. 

Music at First

Music is an important part of our DNA at First. Join us here to find out what is coming up and how to get involved with our excellent music programing.

The Foster Gallery

The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts was established to nurture mutual understanding and appreciation of the connection between art and faith, and to develop and strengthen relationships between artists, the community, and the church.

Our Missions Strategy

Starting with the transformation of our own community, we stretch our hands out across the world to be a part of sharing the Good News and resourcing communities around the world.

Forms, Reports, & Church Calendar

Here's your convenient connection to forms you might need to connect with specific areas of our ministry work and our church calendar. You'll also find pdf downloads of reports and information that enhance your encounters with our various areas of ministry.

Give

We have a mission and a ministry that is strengthened by the generous gifts of our people. Click here to learn about our giving options, including convenient digital giving.

The Herald

Check out our monthly print publication, The Herald, for stories about the heart of our ministry work together. Click this page to download the digital pdf version.

HELP! 

If you are in need of assistance, click here to find out about the services we provide and information about other resources for help.