Who We Are
Sundays at 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Spanish at 10:30 a.m.
Our Core Beliefs
We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.
What To Expect
- Friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere.
- Uplifting music led by a great worship team.
- Prayer for needs.
- Biblical teaching that is practical and applicable.
- Above all, a desire to see people encounter God’s presence and connect with His purpose for their lives!
PastorSteve Adamson has served as pastor since 1993. During his tenure the church has experienced significant growth leading to the construction of new worship facilities. He prepared for ministry at Central Bible College (now Evangel University) & the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO. He has served his denomination and community on several boards and committees. Prior to his ministry in LaSalle-Peru he was a staff pastor at Calvary Temple, Springfield, IL & pastor of Calvary Church, Carthage, IL. He and his wife, Rhonda have two grown children & four grandchildren.
Assistant Pastor (Administration / Children)
John Kelley has served on staff since 2009. He is a graduate of Baker College, Flint, MI with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & prepared for ministry through Global University. His ministry focus is Faith Kids & Administration. Prior to his ministry at Faith Church, he served on staff for five years in Highland, Arkansas. He and his wife, Rachel have three children.
Assistant Pastor (Youth / Young Adults)Brenden McDonald joined the staff in 2017. He is a graduate of Evangel University, Springfield, MO with a degree in Church Leadership. He also attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Raised in a pastor’s home, he is a third generation Assemblies of God minister. He is married to Taylor, also a graduate of Evangel University, who has a heart for ministry.
Assistant Pastor (Seniors / Visitation)
Oscar Shepherd has served on staff since 2015 & has nearly fifty years of ministry experience. He is a graduate of Mount Vernon Bible College. An ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, he has served on several boards & committees including his church’s National Board of Directors. Before his ministry at Faith Church, he served congregations in Iowa & Illinois, including twenty-five years in LaSalle. He and his wife, Barb have two grown children, five grandchildren & two great-grandchildren.
Rhonda Adamson has served as Administrative Assistant since 2009. She attended Tulsa Community College & Evangel University, Springfield, MO. She has served the church in many capacities since 1993. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Abigail Women’s Clinic Mendota, IL. She and her husband, Steve have two grown children & four grandchildren.