First Presbyterian Church

An outpost of God's grace in northwest Illinois since 1829 Galena, IL
First Presbyterian Church

Plan Your Visit

Address
106 N Bench St
Galena, IL 61036-2237

Phone
815-777-0229

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

We have the oldest church building in continuous use in the region of the U.S.A. that was once called the Old Northwest Territory. So we have deep roots, but we also try to remain innovative and open to new approaches to be the body of Christ in the contemporary world.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Friendly, Historic

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Adult Education, Food Pantry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ

Denomination
Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1829

Contact

Address
106 N Bench St
Galena, IL 61036-2237

Phone
815-777-0229

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Inspirational, thought-provoking, creative.

What is the community like?
Friendly, hope filled, generous.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome without exception.

Leadership

Jim McCrea

Jim McCrea

The Pastor is Rev. Jim McCrea. He is a graduate of West High School in Waterloo, Iowa, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction degree in English in 1976. After holding a series of full-time and freelance writing positions, he felt called to attend the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, where he studied between September 1989 and December 1991. During that time, he served as the solo Student Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Hazleton, Iowa. After receiving his Masters of Divinity degree, Rev. McCrea was called to the First Presbyterian Church of Galena in April 1992. As a professional freelance writer, his work has been published in such national magazines as Better Homes & Gardens, Northwest Airlines WorldTraveler, Mature Outlook and Currents. He's currently at work on an original commentary on the Old Testament book, Song of Solomon.

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