Our Pastor

The Reverend David Bateman began his ministry at First Presbyterian on December 1, 2013. Pastor Dave has served United Church of Christ churches in Somonauk, Belvidere, Malta and Earlville. He and his wife, Carol, live just north of town. They have 2 daughters and five grandchildren. 

Prayer Partners

We have prayer teams who pray for individual, local, national & world needs. 

Centered in Christ. Sharing God's love. Empowered to Serve.

Sunday Worship

Held at 10:30 a.m., we welcome you to join us each Sunday.


We have monthly fellowship events that help us build relationships with one another. All are welcome! 

Mission Outreach

Our outreach to those in need (locally & globally) helps us bring the gospels to life.

We welcome you and your family.
​Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn.

Upcoming Events:

SunSep 149:15 amAdult Conversations

9:45 amChildren's Sunday School

10:30 amWorship 

11:30 amFellowship time; BP checks
MonSep 157:00 pmBoy Scouts #52
WedSep 176:45 pmSession
ThuSep 188:00 amWomen's breakfast

1:00 pmQuilting
SunSep 219:15 amAdult Conversations

9:45 am

Children's Sunday School

10:30 am 


11:30 amFellowship time

One Lord - One Faith - One Baptism 

Gift of the Heart (CWS):
We, as a congregation, are being called upon to help provide school kits to help children focus on their education despite poverty, war and natural disasters. Each kit must contain: one pair of blunt scissors, 3 spiral notebooks, 1 ruler, one pencil sharpener, 6 pencils, 1 box of 24 crayons. You can "shop" at church September 14 and 21 to help supply the kits.