30 FOOD PANTRY GRAND OPENING!We praise God for His provision. As a result we were able to feed several families in the community. Below is a report we received from one of the local agencies that we work with to identify needs in the community."I would like to inform you and your staff that everyone just loves all of you. I heard nothing but good things about all of you. Now that is really good to hear ... So I would like to thank you all for doing the great, great work of the LORD. It really made my day to hear this and to know that are really great people out there. So great job. I am very proud to be working with you. Let me know if you need anything. Please note alot of folks just couldn't find your location. But we will work on it."We can use your help! If you would like to donate food or help serve please give us a call. We open every 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am.

Bryan R. Price

WELCOME TO LFBCLove Fellowship Baptist Church is a vibrant community of Christ followers of all ages and diverse backgrounds, having one thing in common; to grow closer to God and to one another. This commonality leads us to pursue a singular vision and mission; remaining focused on growing God's kingdom for His name and His glory. If you are looking for a place where you can connect with others who are excited about loving God, growing together and serving others, then Love Fellowship is the place for you. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday! Yours In Christ,Pastor Bryan R. Price and the LFBC Family

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CURRENT SERIESMorning Worship - Sunday's @ 11:30 amSeries Title: "Preparation for Promise"Series Text: A study in the book of DeuteronomySeries Date: Winter/Spring 2014Led by: Pastor PriceMidweek Gathering - Wednesday's @ 7:00 pmSeries: Reading through the BibleSeries Date: One Year Chronological Study 2014Led by: Pastor Price

Vision|BeliefsOUR VISIONWe are working together and trusting God to become...A church where the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified; magnified and honored in ALL that we do; it is a place where He alone is the center of our praise and exaltation.A church with a family atmosphere, made up of warm, friendly people; welcoming and embracing ALL people regardless of racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic background.A church that is encouraging continual growth through relevant bible preaching and teaching, small group bible studies, accountability groups, Sunday School, and one-on-one discipleship.A church that is sending mature believers into the world to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ; starting in our community, moving throughout the Chicago-land area and then taking the message of salvation abroad though home and foreign missions. It is a church that is growing from the outside in, multiplying the Kingdom of God through witnessing and planting new churches.A church that is equipped to minister to the whole man, meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people in our community through a multitude of outreach ministries including shelters for the homeless and wayward youth.A church that is governed by the Word of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, and is purpose driven in nature; biblically based in doctrine, and biblically sound in its proclamation.OUR BELIEFSWE BELIEVE in one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: the everlasting Father, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life; and we believe that God created the Heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word, and for His own glory. (Genesis 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2, Colossians 1:16, Psalm 33:6, Hebrews 1:2, I Peter 1:2)WE BELIEVE that God has revealed Himself and His truth in the created order, in the Scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ; and that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, so that they are fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in all they say. (Psalm 119:9-11; 89; 105, Romans 16:25-26, II Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:1-2, I Peter 1:24-25)WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was true God and true man, existing in one person and without sin; and we believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as Lord of all, High Priest, and Advocate. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-25, Luke 1:27-31, John 20:25-27, I Corinthians 15:3-8, II Corinthians 5:21, I Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 10:10-12; 12:2, I Peter 3:21-22)WE BELIEVE that God directly created Adam and Eve, the historical parents of the entire human race; and that they were created in His own image, distinct from all other living creatures, and in a state of original righteousness. (Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5, 7, 18-22; 3; 9:6)WE BELIEVE that our first parents sinned by rebelling against God’s revealed will and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that as a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature that leads them to sin in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 3:1-24, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-23; 5:12, 19)WE BELIEVE in the existence of Satan, sin, and evil powers, and that all these have been defeated by God in the cross of Christ. (Genesis 3:1-5, Revelation 2:20; 12:9, John 8:44, I Corinthians 1:18; 15:54-57, Revelation 20:10)WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, triumphing over all evil; and that all who believes in Him are justified by His shed blood and forgiven of all their sins. (John 3:16, Romans 3:20-24; 5:8-10, II Corinthians 5:19-21)WE BELIEVE that all who receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and are enabled to offer spiritual worship acceptable to God. (John 1:12; 3:16; 4:23-24; Galatians 3:26; I John 5:12-13)WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness. (Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-11, I Corinthians 12:7-13, II Corinthians 1:21-22, Galatians 4:6)WE BELIEVE that the one, holy, universal Church is the body of Christ and is composed of the communities of Christ’s people. The task of Christ’s people in this world is to be God’s redeemed community, embodying His love by worshipping God with confession, prayer, and praise; by proclaiming the gospel of God’s redemptive love through our Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth by word and deed; by caring for all of God’s creation and actively seeking the good of everyone, especially the poor and needy. (Exodus 23:9-11, Leviticus 19:9-10; 23:22, Deuteronomy 15:7-8, Matthew 14:14-20; 16:18, Luke 6:38, Acts 2:41-47, I Corinthians 12:12; 27, Colossians 1:17-18, I John 3:17-18, I Timothy 6:17-19)WE BELIEVE in the blessed hope that Jesus Christ will soon return to this earth, personally, visibly, and unexpectedly, in power and great glory, to gather His elect, to raise the dead, to judge the nations, and to bring His Kingdom to fulfillment. (Acts 1:10-11, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, I Peter 3:3-10, Revelation 1:7; 6:2; 19:11-16)WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting punishment of the lost, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved. (John 5:28-29, Romans 8:11, I Corinthians 6:14; 15:51-54, II Corinthians 4:14, Revelation 20:12-17)Enter New Text

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GATHERING TIMESSunday Gatherings10:00 am Sunday Growth Groups (All Ages)11:30 am Sunday Worship11:30 am Children's Church & NurseryWednesday Gatherings12:00 noon Midweek Gathering7:00 pm Midweek Gathering7:00 pm Midweek Youth Gathering (T.R.U.T.H)"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25

WHERE TO BEGIN1. Become Christ followerMany refer to this step as "being born again" or "getting saved". Terminology is not as important as the action itself. The Bible outlines three actions that we must take in order to begin a relationship with God through Jesus.1. Agree with and admit to God that you are a sinner.2. Repent; which means change direction. Be willing to turn from sin.3. Trust in Jesus' death and resurrection as the payment for your sin. The result is a brand new life in Christ; a relationship with God that begins now and last for eternity! (See Romans 3:23; 5:8; 6:23; 10:8-10; John 3:16).2. Become a member LFBCJoining a local church is essential for a follower of Christ because the Chrisitian life is meant to be lived out in community. For many, joining LFBC happens simeoultaneously with making a decision to follow Jesus. Although most make their decision for membership during our Sunday morning worship time, you can become a member at any of our gatherings. NOTE: After every sermon an invitation is given for those who are at the point of decision, either to follow Jesus or join LFBC or both. When you respond, we have trained individuals who will take time at that moment to lead you through God's plan of salvation from the Bible so that you will have full understanding of the decision that you've made.3. Become a growing ChristianOnce you commit to following Jesus and become a member of LFBC, we will encourge you to get in our New Members class, and after completetion, immediatly get into a Sunday Growth Group. From their you will have many opportunities for small group studies, and Christian life mentorships that we call One-on-One Discipleship.

Pastor(s)/Minister(s)/Elder(s)Bryan R. Price Sr. Pastor & Presiding Elder - WorshipPhilip A. Wilson, Elder - FellowshipRaymond D. Frazier, Elder - DiscipleshipJerome Ivy, Associate Minister - Evangelistic Missions & MinistryVan E. Wills, Associate Minister & Elder - BenevolenceTirie Warren, Associate Minister - YouthJoe Baldwin, Elder - Building & GroundsDirectors Norma Price, Director of WorshipRene Wilson, Director of FellowshipCassandra Frazier, Director of DiscipleshipKesha Darnell, Director of Evangelistic Missions & MinistryOpen, Director of YouthElaine Wills, Director of FinanceSheila Fields, Director of AssimilationDeacons Terrion PernellAnthony CookJeff TriplettDon WhiteErnest DarnellLionel GreavesAlvin FieldsMichael Harbert

Worship through Serving…Jesus said “whosoever will be greatest among you will be servants of all.” (Mt. 10:44). In Matthew 22:39, He also said that we are to "love our neighbor as ourselves". These and other New Testament passages teach us that SERVITUDE is at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Therefore, we seek to find ways that we can live out our faith by serving people in the name of Jesus. Below you will find some of the ways that we serve others. We invite you pray and to get involved.Food Pantry and Feeding the Hungry:During the holidays and over the course of the year people struggle to keep food on the table. Our food pantry ministry exists to provide for those who struggle to maintain this basic necessity.
Learn more...Hesed House:Hesed House is a local homeless shelter and transitional living facility were the members of LFBC give of their time to serve those who have been victims of the ills of our society. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people who are otherwise pushed to the side forgotten about. Learn more...R.E.A.C.H:R.E.A.C.H is a church wide outreach effort focused on five areas: Reclaiming inactive members, Evangelistic visits, Absentee Sunday school member visits, Contacting first-time LFBC visitors, and Home bound/hospital visits. R.E.A.C.H is a way for every member of LFBC to get involved with reaching out to members, visitors, and the community as a whole. Public School Partnerships:Many people take things like book bags, school supplies and winter coats for granted, but the fact is there are several children who don’t always have these very basic necessities. At LFBC we believe the scripture that says “To who much is given, much is required…” (Lk. 12:38), therefore at certain times of the year we pool our resources and hand deliver supplies to school children who may not have what they need to get off to a good start. Mission Trips:Taking to good news of Jesus to people who have never heard the message is what “missions” is all about. This happens in various ways. In some cases missions may be traveling locally or out of state to another church that needs help reaching people in its community, while in other cases it might mean traveling oversees to countries where people need help establishing churches and reaching people with the good news in their own context. Anyone who has a desire to see others come to know Jesus is a candidate for missions work. We invite everyone to join in this endeavor.Serving the Lord with our gifts and talents:In addition to the various outreach opportunities, we also have areas of service that happen "in-house". Feel free to explore any of the following:Adult ChoirSign Language Choir Usher and Greeter Team Audio Visual TeamLiturgical Dance TeamMime TeamSunday Growth Group Teaching Team

Worship through Serving…Jesus said “Whosoever will be greatest among you will be servants of all” (Mt. 10:44). In Matthew 22:37, He also said that we are to "love our neighbor as ourselves". These and other New Testament text teach us that servitude is at the heart of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Therefore, at LFBC we seek to find ways that we can live out our faith by serving people in the name of Jesus. Below you will find some of the ways that we serve others. We invite you pray and to get involved.Hesed House:Hesed House is a local homeless shelter and transitional living facility were the members of LFBC give of their time to serve those who have been victims of the ills of our society. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people who are otherwise pushed to the side forgotten about.Public School Partnerships:Many people take things like book bags, school supplies and winter coats for granted, but the fact is there are several children who don’t always have these very basic necessities. At LFBC we believe the scripture that says “To who much is given, much is required…” (Lk. 12:38). Therefore, at certain times of the year we pool our resources and hand deliver supplies to school children who may not have what they need to get off to a good start. In addition we are always working with school officials to develop our public school partnerships to include tutoring, mentorship, and other programs to benefit children in our community.R.E.A.C.H:R.E.A.C.H is a church wide outreach effort focused on five areas: Reclaiming inactive members, Evangelistic encounters, Absentee Sunday school member visits, Contacting first-time LFBC visitors, and Home bound/hospital visits. R.E.A.C.H is a way for every member of LFBC to get involved with reaching out to members, visitors, and the community as a whole. Mission Trips:Taking to good news of Jesus to people who have never heard the message is what “missions” is all about. This happens in various ways. In some cases missions may be traveling locally or out of state to another church that needs help reaching people in its community, while in other cases it might mean traveling oversees to countries where people need help establishing churches and reaching people with the good news in their own context. Anyone who has a desire to see others come to know Jesus is a candidate for missions work. We invite everyone to join in this endeavor.Food Pantry and Feeding the Hungry:Every year during the holidays and during the course of the year people struggle to keep food on the table. Our food pantry ministry exists to provide for those who struggle to maintain this basic necessity. Serving God with our gifts and talents:In addition to the various outreach opportunities, we also have areas of service that happen "in-house". Feel free to explore any of the following… Adult ChoirSign Language Choir Usher and Greeter Team Audio Visual TeamLiturgical Dance TeamMime TeamSunday Growth Group Teaching Team

Come Grow with Us… Part of the Great Commission recorded in Matthew 28:18-20 is to MAKE DISCIPLES. With that in mind we have groups that meet regularly for the purpose of learning God’s word in a relaxed informal setting. Whether you prefer to sit quietly and listen, or engage in discussion, our growth groups provide a comfortable setting conducive for spiritual growth. Sunday Morning Growth Groups: Our Sunday Morning Growth Groups meet at 10:00 am before regular worship on Sunday mornings. Sunday Growth Groups serve a two-fold purpose: First, they allow you to engage in systematic study of the Bible, while receiving practical application. Second, they provide a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know one another. We have classes for all ages.Couples Growth Groups: Our Couples Groups focus on building strong marriages. They usually meet weekly or bi-weekly in the homes of the group facilitators. Whether you are already married or planning to be married, our couples groups will give you the tools to maintain a healthy marriage.Children’s Church:Children’s Church is a setting designed for children ages 5-11 where they can worship God and learn His word with their own age group and within their own context. Children’s church meets during the regular Sunday worship time in a separate room on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday’s. We believe that is also important for children to see their parents’ worship; therefore, on 1st and 5th Sunday’s Children’s Church is not in session. Please know that Children’s Church is NOT mandatory and parents are welcome to drop in at any time during the service to check on their children. Beginner’s Worship Nursery:We believe in the importance of children receiving a spiritual foundation at the earliest stages of life. During the morning worship time, we have a special place for the youngest children among us, from birth to 4 years old. Our nursery volunteers appreciate the opportunity to not only care for our children, but they enjoy making Jesus known to them through reading Bible stories and singing songs. Like Children’s church, the Beginner’s Worship nursery is NOT mandatory and parents are always welcome to drop in at any time during the service to check on their children. One-On-One Discipleship: Sometimes spiritual growth happens best in a one-on-one setting where one person who has become “seasoned” in their Christian walk can spend quality time with someone who is either just starting out on their journey or who has become stagnate or stuck along the way. One-on-One discipleship is based on the Paul/Timothy relationship in the Bible, where Paul, an older Christian takes Timothy under his wing to help him develop spiritually. One-on-One discipleship pairs usually meet weekly at times and locations that are most convenient for both individuals. Pairs are always male-to-male and female-to-female.Midweek Gatherings: Midweek Gatherings take place on Wednesday’s at 12:00 noon (for one hour) and 7:00 pm. Midweek Gatherings will always consist of a corporate prayer time, a time for sharing and testimony, and worship through song. The intent if for you to get refreshed, recharged during the course of the week. The study is led by Pastor Price or one of our associate ministers. The lesson designed to go just a small step deeper for those who are a little more curious when it comes to matters of doctrine and theology. However, there is no need to be intimidated. We take the necessary steps to make sure no one is lost and that everyone comes away with understanding and encouragement.

We would love to hear from you!If you need prayer; if you would like to meet with a pastor, or if you would like more information about LFBC. Please feel free to contact us via email using the simple form provided on the left, or give us a call at the number listed below.CONTACT US:730 N. Independence Blvd.Romeoville, IL 60446Office Phone: 815-886-8420Office Fax: 815-886-8423email: info@lfbconline.comDIRECTIONS:
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WHAT TO EXPECTWhile you are with us you can always expect:Loving peopleSafe childcareRelaxed environmentSound biblical teaching and preachingAmple ParkingComfortable seatingWorship at Love Fellowship:We believe biblical worship is more than a particular time during the service. Worship is about more than music and singing. True biblical worship is a holistic endeavor that begins in the heart of the worshipper. When we worship we engage God with our total selves (Romans 12:1-2). It is an action that happens during the entire meeting. It is heightened when we gather as the body of Christ, but it continues throughout the week in our daily walk with God. It is an action of the heart and the mind (John 4:23-24).Corporate worship takes place when we come together as the people of God to surrender ourselves to Him. Therefore, worship is expressed in many ways during the time that we share together. When Scripture is read, that is worship; when we sing and reflect upon that which is being sung, that is worship; when we lift our hands in surrender to God, that is worship; when we pray together, that is part of worship; when we give, that is an act of worship, and when we listen and respond in obedience to the preached word of God, that is worship. It can be an emotional time full of joy and verbal praise for some, while solemn and introspective for others, but it is life changing for everyone.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat should I wear?You can wear whatever you choose. On any given Sunday you will find men in suits and women in dresses sitting next to someone in jeans, T-shirts and gym shoes. Although we believe in giving God our best in everything that we do, we understand what the "best" outfit for one person may not be the "best" for someone else. We all have our preferences, but ultimately worship begins in the heart. Dress is a secondary issue at best. Do I have to give money?We believe giving is part of worship (Rom. 12:1-2). At Love Fellowship we only recieve one offering during the primary worship time and our desire is that people give willingly and cheerfully to the support of God's church. However, we also understand that giving is a personal matter between the individual and God. Therefore, if a guest does not understand biblical stewardship and does not feel compelled to give, our obligation is to honor that individuals choice.How long are your services?Our primary worship gathering begins at 11:30 am and we are usally done by 1:00 pm. We believe in honoring God with our time and see an hour and a half as the least we can give out of a seven day week.What does a typical worship gathering look like?Worship at Love Fellowship will consist of corporate prayer, scripture reading, singing (usually led by a choir), a time for "meet and greet", a time for worship through giving, and a message preached from the Bible by Pastor Price or one of the pastoral staff. After every sermon there is an invitation extended to those who would like to make commitment to follow Jesus and unite with Love Fellowship.While worship can be introspective and thought provoking, it can also be full of emotion especially during times of prayer, singing and preaching. At Love Fellowship it is not unusual to find yourself clapping your hands, shouting amen, pondering intensely a biblical passage, laughing, and crying all in a short hour and a half service. The main point is feel free to worship in a way that is comfortable to you!Will I have to stand and say anything?Of course not. There is a time during the worship service where visitors are welcomed, but they are not asked to stand or say a word. No one is put on the spot at LFBC.Where would I fit in?Sunday Morning Growth Groups: We believe the best place to meet people is in small group settings, therefore we encourage everyone to attend our Sunday Morning Growth Groups that begin at 10:00 am. There are classes for all ages.Morning Worship: If for some reason you cannot make Sunday School on your first visit, that's ok. During our morning worship, you will fit in just fine. During the worship time there is a time set aside for "meet and greet". This is where everyone is given the opportunity to move from their seat and meet someone they do not know. This is a great ice-breaker for first time guest.Midweek Gatherings: Every Wednesday at Noon and 7:00 pm we have our midweek gathering. This is also a small to mediume sized informal group setting where we pray, sing, and study the bible. Bible studies are generally led by Pastor Price and occassionally led by one of our associate ministers.Midweek Youth Gatherings (T.R.U.T.H.): On Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm while the adults are gathering, our youth ages 12 to 17 are also gathering in an informal setting. This is a time for them to have fun, strengthen friendships, and earn how to deal with the issues and challenges of being a teenager from a biblical perspective. T.R.U.T.H is led by our youth minister and youth coordinators...Read More (PDF). What about my children?Sunday Growth Groups: There are Sunday Growth Groups for every age. Your children will be in good hands with our trained children's and youth workers. They will have fun learning at their age level. Children's Church & Nursery: During morning worship if you choose, you may allow your children ages 5-11 to participate in children's church. Chilldren's Church follows a similar order as the adult worship and is designed to teach children at their level of understanding, while getting them accustomed to the order of worship. Don't worry, it's not super ridgid. The kids play games, sing, have snacks and do projects as well. For children ages 0-4 yrs. we have a trained nursery team who will care for your children. They will read Bible stories, watch DVD's especially for children, have play time and snacks.

Getting Connected at LFBC…The Bible is clear; the way that we relate to our brothers and sisters in Christ is a reflection of our relationship with God (Jn. 13:34-35). Therefore, we view BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS with our church family as an essential part of the Christian life. Our connect groups are especially designed to help people get connected to one another in a way that promotes healthy Christian fellowship. Furthermore, we realize that there are some issues that men, women, and youth face that are unique to their own age and gender, therefore, we find it beneficial to provide casual, non-threatening and non-judgmental settings where individuals can be themselves.Men Connecting with Men:Our men get together frequently for all kinds of activities; formal and some informal. From organizing Men's fishing and camping trips, toplaying basketball at the local gym. It’s about building relationships with brothers who are on the same path; striving to live the Christian life in the real world. Women Connecting with Women:It is not unusual for the ladies of Love Fellowship to organize Women’s retreats, Women’s Bible studies, Women’s prayer breakfasts’, purse parties or simple informal gatherings at someone’s home to eat and play games. The point is to build meaningful, relationships. Youth Connect Group (T.R.U.T.H):It is important for youth to have an environment where they can talk about the challenging issues that come with being a teenager. Our youth group that we call T.R.U.T.H meets for that purpose. If your child is between the ages of 12 and 17 they are welcome to join T.R.U.T.H. They will be equipped with practical spiritual guidance from the Bible that they can use in everyday life. Find out more (PDF)...

Leadership Structure and FunctionThe LFBC leadership team is comprised of the Sr. Pastor, a Board of Elders, Directors and Deacons. These serve the church body by equipping the congregation to carry out the various ministries of the church. While we acknowledge pastor/elder being the same person in scripture, we use these designations in order to distinguish between those who are called and gifted to preach and those who are not. Listed are the general responsibilities of each leadership role.EldersOur elders provide spiritual and strategic leadership to the body. As the Sr. Pastor focuses on prayer, preaching and providing visionary leadership, elders come along side to assist in the work by teaching, discipling and developing strategy to coincide with the vision. DirectorsDirectors have the responsibility of providing direction and support to those who lead specific ministries in the church. In addition, they are responsible for the detailed planning and implementation of ministry strategy. DeaconsDeacons join the elders in leading through service. They assist in various areas ranging from Sunday devotions and serving at the Lord’s Table, to men’s small group studies, to coordinating church maintenance efforts. We encourage deacons to work in their area of giftedness to promote unity and harmony amongst the body of believers.(Pastors, Elders, and Deacons are affirmed and appointed based on qualifications found in I Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9, I Peter 5:1-4, Acts 6:1-4).

EldersBryan R. Price, Sr. Pastor & Presiding Elder Philip A. WilsonRaymond D. FrazierVan E. WillsJoseph BaldwinDirectors Norma Price, Director of WorshipRene Wilson, Director of FellowshipCassandra Frazier, Director of DiscipleshipKesha Darnell, Director of Ministry Evangelism & MissionsElaine Wills, Director of FinanceSheila Fields, Director of AssimilationDeacons Terrion PernellAnthony CookJeff TriplettDon WhiteErnest DarnellLionel GreavesAlvin FieldsMichael Harbert

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Bryan R. Price serves as the Sr. Pastor of Love Fellowship Baptist Church. He was born in Chicago, IL and has been a resident of the west suburb of Bolingbrook,IL since 1979. He has been married to his beautiful bride Traci since 1992 and is the father of four wonderful children: Bryan Jr., Trecia Brenton and Treyanna.Bryan sensed God's call to proclaim the gospel 1994. He was licensed to preach in 1995 and ordained to the gospel ministry in 1999. Bryan served for eight years as an associate minister at Alpha Missionary Baptist Church in Bolingbrook, IL where he functioned as Director of Evangelism and Prayer Ministry Coordinator. In September 2001 Bryan felt led of the Spirit to plant a church that would serve the people of Romeoville, Bolingbrook and Plainfield. After seeking the Lord and consulting with his pastor, in 2003 he set out with two seed families from Alpha Baptist Church, to launch Love Fellowship Baptist Church in the city of Romeoville, IL. He has been serving as the pastor of Love Fellowship since its inception. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Bryan has also served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Baptist State Association (Southern Baptist Convention), the Administrative Council of the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association (Southern Baptist Convention) and the Bolingbrook Christian Clergy Association (An ecumenical network of Christian churches).Bryan is committed to preaching and teaching the whole counsel of God. He holds the Scriptures in the highest regard, taking seriously the charge from the apostle Paul in II Timothy 2:15 to "Study to shew thyself approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly interpreting the word of truth." Bryan holds a BA in Business Management from Benedictine University, Lisle IL and will earn the MA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton IL in the Fall of 2011. He has also studied at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, KS and Northern Baptist Seminary, Lombard IL."For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto Salvation..." Romans 1:16

OUR PASTOR Bryan R. Price was born in Chicago, IL and has been a resident of the west suburb of Bolingbrook, IL since 1979. Bryan has been marriedto his beautiful bride Traci since 1992 and is the father of four children: Bryan Jr., Trecia Lashae, Brenton William James and Treyanna.Bryan sensed God's call to proclaim the gospel 1994. He was licensed to preach in 1995 and ordained to the gospel ministry in 1999. Bryan served for eight years as an associate minister at Alpha Missionary Baptist Church in Bolingbrook, IL where he functioned as Director of Evangelism and Prayer Ministry Coordinator. In September 2001 Bryan felt led of the Spirit to plant a new church that would both reach and serve the people of Romeoville, Plainfield and Bolingbrook. After seeking the Lord and consulting with his pastor, in 2003 Bryan set out with two seed families from Alpha Baptist Church, to launch Love Fellowship Baptist Church in the city of Romeoville, IL. He has been serving as the Sr. Pastor of Love Fellowship since its inception. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Bryan has also served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Baptist State Association (Southern Baptist Convention), the Administrative Council of the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association (Southern Baptist Convention) and the Bolingbrook Christian Clergy Association (An ecumenical network of Christian churches).Pastor Price is committed to preaching and teaching the whole counsel of God. He holds the Scriptures in the highest regard, taking seriously the charge from the apostle Paul in II Timothy 2:15 to "Study to shew thyself approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly interpreting the word of truth." He has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Benedictine University and a master's degree in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School. He has also studied at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership Studies at Dallas Baptist University with a concentration in Ministry Leadership.“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God unto Salvation for those who believe... " Romans 1:16

OUR STORYIn the Fall of 2001, Bryan R. Price sensed the call of God to plant a new church in the city of Romeoville, Illinois. After seeking the Lord earnestly in prayer and sharing his heart with his wife and his pastor; Rev. William M. Rorer. Bryan and Traci attended training sessions for church planters, provided by the Illinois Baptist State Association. One year later with the approval of his pastor, Bryan assembled the Wills and Frazier families of Alpha Missionary Baptist Church of Bolingbrook Illinois which would lend its faith support as the mother church. After sharing with the Wills and the Frazier families the vision that God had given him regarding the great work needed in Romeoville and the surrounding area, they formed a core group and began holding weekly prayer and bible studies in the basement of the Fountaindale Public Library in Romeoville, Illinois. On Sunday April 20, 2003 Love Fellowship Baptist Church held their first public worship service at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Romeoville, Illinois. There were 135 people in attendance. Since that day, the Lord has shown Himself faithful. Our journey has been challenging but exiciting. God has led us from a hotel, to an elementary school, to a converted warehouse; and in 2010 God allowed us to purchase our own facility. We believe God has blessed us abundantly so that we would be a blessing to others; pointing people to Jesus and sharing with others the love of God known only in Christ.Love Fellowship Baptist Church is a church with a clear vision from God, recognizing its mission to "Reach People and Help the Grow". We believe God has called us to make an eternal impact in our community and throughout the world. We are working together with the sure expectation that the Lord Jesus will see to it that His plan and His will are accomplished through us in a manner that will bring glory and honor to His name."Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it..." Psalm 127:1

Mission|Values | Vision |BeliefsOUR MISSION"Reaching People, Helping them Grow"OUR VALUESFAMILY as the first institution ordained by God; the foundation of the church and community. ACCOUNTABILITY recognizing that we are all accountable to God and to one another. INTEGRITY encouraging a life consistent with faith in public and in private. SPIRITUAL GROWTH promoting the Bible as the means of developing ones relationship with God. COMMUNITY knowing that God has called us to reach those who have never heard the gospel. PARTICIPATION acknowledging the gifts and talents of all; inviting everyone to be involved.LOYALTY to include faithfulness and commitment. These are essential to effective kingdom work.DISCIPLINE as God calls us to serve with excellence; doing all things decently and in order. OUR VISIONWe are working together and trusting God to become...A church where the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified; magnified and honored in ALL that we do; it is a place where He alone is the center of our praise and exaltation.A church with a family atmosphere; made up of warm, friendly people; welcoming and embracing ALL people regardless of racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic background.A church that is encouraging continual growth through relevant bible preaching and teaching, small group bible studies, accountability groups, Sunday School, and one-on-one discipleship.A church that is sending mature believers into the world to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ; starting in our community, moving throughout the Chicago-land area and then taking the message of salvation abroad though home and foreign missions. It is a church that is growing from the outside in, multiplying the Kingdom of God through witnessing and planting new churches.A church that is equipped to minister to the whole man, meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people in our community through a multitude of outreach ministries including shelters for the homeless and wayward youth.A church that is governed by the Word of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, and is purpose driven in nature; biblically based in doctrine, and biblically sound in its proclamation.OUR BELIEFSWE BELIEVE in one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: the everlasting Father, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life; and we believe that God created the Heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word, and for His own glory. (Genesis 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2, Colossians 1:16, Psalm 33:6, Hebrews 1:2, I Peter 1:2)WE BELIEVE that God has revealed Himself and His truth in the created order, in the Scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ; and that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, so that they are fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in all they say. (Psalm 119:9-11; 89; 105, Romans 16:25-26, II Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:1-2, I Peter 1:24-25)WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was true God and true man, existing in one person and without sin; and we believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as Lord of all, High Priest, and Advocate. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-25, Luke 1:27-31, John 20:25-27, I Corinthians 15:3-8, II Corinthians 5:21, I Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 10:10-12; 12:2, I Peter 3:21-22)WE BELIEVE that God directly created Adam and Eve, the historical parents of the entire human race; and that they were created in His own image, distinct from all other living creatures, and in a state of original righteousness. (Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5, 7, 18-22; 3; 9:6)WE BELIEVE that our first parents sinned by rebelling against God’s revealed will and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that as a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature that leads them to sin in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 3:1-24, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-23; 5:12, 19)WE BELIEVE in the existence of Satan, sin, and evil powers, and that all these have been defeated by God in the cross of Christ. (Genesis 3:1-5, Revelation 2:20; 12:9, John 8:44, I Corinthians 1:18; 15:54-57, Revelation 20:10)WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, triumphing over all evil; and that all who believes in Him are justified by His shed blood and forgiven of all their sins. (John 3:16, Romans 3:20-24; 5:8-10, II Corinthians 5:19-21)WE BELIEVE that all who receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and are enabled to offer spiritual worship acceptable to God. (John 1:12; 3:16; 4:23-24; Galatians 3:26; I John 5:12-13)WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness. (Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-11, I Corinthians 12:7-13, II Corinthians 1:21-22, Galatians 4:6)WE BELIEVE that the one, holy, universal Church is the body of Christ and is composed of the communities of Christ’s people. The task of Christ’s people in this world is to be God’s redeemed community, embodying His love by worshipping God with confession, prayer, and praise; by proclaiming the gospel of God’s redemptive love through our Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth by word and deed; by caring for all of God’s creation and actively seeking the good of everyone, especially the poor and needy. (Exodus 23:9-11, Leviticus 19:9-10; 23:22, Deuteronomy 15:7-8, Matthew 14:14-20; 16:18, Luke 6:38, Acts 2:41-47, I Corinthians 12:12; 27, Colossians 1:17-18, I John 3:17-18, I Timothy 6:17-19)WE BELIEVE in the blessed hope that Jesus Christ will soon return to this earth, personally, visibly, and unexpectedly, in power and great glory, to gather His elect, to raise the dead, to judge the nations, and to bring His Kingdom to fulfillment. (Acts 1:10-11, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, I Peter 3:3-10, Revelation 1:7; 6:2; 19:11-16)WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting punishment of the lost, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved. (John 5:28-29, Romans 8:11, I Corinthians 6:14; 15:51-54, II Corinthians 4:14, Revelation 20:12-17)

Resurrection Sunday!April 8 @ 11:30 am //Community Food PantryApril 14 @ 10:30 am//Deacon Ordination ServiceApril 29 @ 4:00 pm//April Sermon Series: "A Call to Missions"___________________________

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Our StoryIn the Fall of 2001, Bryan R. Price sensed the call of God to plant a new church in the city of Romeoville, Illinois. After seeking the Lord in prayer and speaking with his pastor, Reverend William M. Rorer, Bryan and his lovely wife Traci, attended training sessions for church planters, provided by the Illinois Baptist State Association. One year later with the approval of his pastor, Bryan assembled the Wills and Frazier families of Alpha Missionary Baptist Church of Bolingbrook, Illinois which would lend its faith support as the mother church. After sharing with the Wills and the Frazier families the vision that God had given him regarding the great work needed in Romeoville and the surrounding area, they began to build a core group, holding weekly prayer and bible studies in the basement of the Fountaindale Public Library in Romeoville, Illinois. On Sunday April 20, 2003 Love Fellowship Baptist Church held their first public worship service at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Romeoville, Illinois. There were 135 people in attendance. Since that day, the Lord has shown Himself faithful; blessing us abundantly so that we might be a blessing to others, pointing people to Jesus and sharing with others the love of God known in Christ.Love Fellowship Baptist Church is a church with a clear vision from God. We are passionate about “Reaching People and Helping them Grow” as we believe this to be the mission that God has entrusted to We are certain that God has called us to make an eternal impact; locally as well as globally. We are working together with a sure expectation that the Lord Jesus will see to it that His plan and His will are accomplished through Love Fellowship Baptist Church, in a manner that will bring glory and honor to His Name.

Welcome to Love Fellowship Baptist Church

Gathering Times:10:00 am Sunday Growth Groups11:30 am Morning Worship12:00 pm & 7:00 pm Wednedays

"Reaching People, Helping them Grow"SUNDAY'S @ LFBC10:00 am Sunday Growth Groups11:30 am Morning Worship

| Location: 730 N. Independence Blvd. Romeoville, IL 60446 Phone: 815-886-8420 email: info@lfbconline.com | "Reaching People, Helping them Grow"