Pontiac Bible Church, Pontiac, IL
Three men met in 1968 with the vision to begin a church that would be built on the Word of God—the birth of Pontiac Bible Church. The first service was held on February 25, 1968, and was attended by twenty-seven people. In 1976, land was purchased, a building was constructed, and the church moved to its present campus in 1979.
Pontiac Bible Church (PBC) has personalized the Great Commission by creating a statement of mission and purpose. Their mission is to make disciples by connecting people to Jesus and equipping them to be growing and faithful followers. Pontiac Bible Church does that by intentionally leading people through a simple four-step process. First, by getting them connected to Jesus. Second, by getting them involved in the church. Third, by equipping to serve, and lastly, by going out and making disciples.
The Lead Pastor of Pontiac Bible Church will function as a leader, teacher, and pastor. In the role of leader, he will communicate and inspire the church with a vision for the church that is developed by the pastor and the elders. The Lead Pastor will also provide leadership to the staff team of PBC, developing their leadership abilities and providing accountability. He will develop the leadership potential of church members.
Historic Pontiac, Illinois, has more to offer than any town of similar size in Illinois. Home of the Route 66 Hall of Fame, tourists from all over the United States and around the world (85 countries this year) make a stop in Pontiac. The picturesque downtown area, built around a town square featuring the courthouse built in 1875, has been voted by TIME magazine as one of the best small downtown areas in the country. Interstate 55, which runs through Pontiac, makes it easy to get from one end of the state to the other, and Amtrak offers service to Chicago. Pontiac has a friendly, small town feel with all that the big cities nearby have to offer.