It is a joy for my wife Rene and I to have you look us up on the web to see what we are all about. "Love hurting people from where they are at and you will never be without a ministry." These words were shared with me over 30 years ago from a old minister. And they are so true still today. Show them of the everlasting love of God by your actions. Jesus said in John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. There are many bumps in the road and sooner or later someone will hit one and it is going to hurt.
We are an loving independent Baptist church in the country on the outskirts of town. Pekin, Illinois is where we are located, and our church is a landmark in the community. Many folks have visited this old building over its long historic existence. Formerly it was the Bethel Mennonite Church which was in existence for 99 years, thanks to the giants of the faith.
As Founding Pastor of TCBC, I had many visits with the dear folks of Bethel Mennonite in there homes. My heart was touched by those I visited with, who wished they could have reached that 100 year anniversary. I quickly informed TCBC members that we needed to show our gratefulness to these precious people by giving them a 100 year anniversary celebration. We did so by celebrating their 100th along with our 1st anniversary in the old church building, which is right on Illinois Route 9, between Pekin and Tremont. This same loving atmosphere that brought two congregations together is the same loving spirit that still thrives today. At TCBC, our motto is that "you have an audience of one," and as long as we are all pleasing God in our service to Jesus, then we will have the same goals and will all be in one accord.
Come and visit with us this Sunday. It will be our honor to have you as our guest.