ABOUT US

Photos courtesy of Randy Pierce, Fairview Heights Tribune.

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

OUR VISION

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

OUR VALUES

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. Started as a mission of First Baptist Church in East St. Louis
  2. On Sunday afternoon, September 8, 1907, a group of thirty-three Baptists met with a council of Baptist Churches of the Alton Association in a one-room frame building on 26 Street, just north of State Street, to constitute the church.

  3. Winstanley became a charter member of the East St. Louis Association in 1917 when Julian Artwood was the pastor and Mr. F. C. Bourland was the clerk.
  4. The pastor was James A Gerren, and the minister of Education was Norman K Wallace.   Mrs. Guy W. Marsh was the clerk, and the membership was 1267.   The church was located at 2801 State Street, East St. Louis.
  5. In April 1968, the church voted to relocate.
  6. Winstanley relocated to the present location on Winstanley Hill @ 9471-IL 161, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

OUR STAFF

Dr. Timothy Gibson

Senior Pastor

Chris Smith

Associate Pastor

Susan Niederer

Director of Music Ministries

Laura Osborn

Praise Leader

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