Rock Valley Bible Church is a non-denominational church located in Loves Park, Illinois. We are a young church, filled with many young families and lots of children. In fact, children comprise nearly half of our congregation. We believe that God's word is completely sufficient for life, can be trusted literally from Genesis to Revelation, and is our definitive authority. The focus of our Sunday morning gathering is the verse by verse exposition of Scripture.
We are a Christ-Centered church. This means that we intentionally turn our gaze upon Jesus Christ in our worship and in our preaching and in our lives. The hope of the gospel is everything to us, that God, who knew no sin became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). We love the doctrines of grace, which are at the heart of the gospel. God has redeemed us and saved us by His grace, not of our works. We claim nothing of ourselves. All praise and glory goes to Him (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Our church's history began in 2002, but we trace our roots back even further. In the 1990's, Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville, Illinois, sent a number of families to assist in a church planting effort in DeKalb, Illinois. That gathering became known as Kishwaukee Bible Church. A few years later, in 2002, Kishwaukee Bible Church recognized the opportunity and need for a Christ-centered, Bible-focused church in Rockford, Illinois. What began as a small weekly Bible study quickly expanded into Sunday gatherings, and eventually became Rock Valley Bible Church. The Lord has blessed us in many ways, and we are excited about the opportunity to continue to minister to the Rockford community!