We are brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, fathers and mothers all after one thing; The One Thing. His presence; Him present.
The Illinois Valley Praise Center was founded in September 1991. For several years we met in the Kerby Belt Building on Sunday mornings and in house meetings during the week. In 1996 we were able to purchase the local drive-in theater. Slowly we have been able to improve on the 8.9 acres and in 2006 we were able to construct a 40’ by 80’ metal building. We have since remodeled the office building to accommodate more classrooms. We use the grounds for family gatherings and some church services in the summer.
We believe that the bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
We believe in One Eternal God existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His substitutionary death for our sins, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven, in His imminent return and our gathering together to Him.
We believe that all have sinned and come short of God’s Glory and are in need of salvation.
We believe that you must be born of the Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God and be saved.
We believe in water baptism by immersion; that it is symbolic of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and our being crucified and resurrected with Him.
We believe in Justification and reconciliation to the Father by faith in Jesus’ shed Blood alone and not by any righteousness of our own.
We believe in the sanctification of the Holy Spirit. That by His power working in us, we are able to live godly lives that are well pleasing to God.