The Lord is moving our church, literally! Logan Street Baptist Church has been on Logan Street in Mount Vernon, Illinois for over 100 years. In 1999, approximately 30 acres of ground on North 42nd Street in Mount Vernon was purchased with the plan to relocate. Since that time, we have constructed a beautiful multi-purpose pavilion, a softball field, prayer garden, and a combined maintenance and kitchen building. Parking lots and utility infrastructure have also been included.
Recently, with a nearly unanimous vote, a $2.5 million facility was approved. This will serve as the first phase of our building plan at the 42nd Street location. Over half of the funds have already been raised through past campaigns. A plan to raise the remainder is presently being developed and will be implemented in the near future.
Logan Street has a long tradition of being a leading church in our community of Mount Vernon and in the State of Illinois. We have developed an excellent reputation through our various missions, music, children, and youth ministries. Our church was asked to host the 2015 Youth Encounter for the Southern area of our state! Over 600 youthwere able to attend and enjoy an evening of worship and praise.
Chris Gregg joins our staff as Worship and Media Pastor. He comes to us from Nashville, TN. We would like to extend an invitation to attend a Sunday morning worship service and feel the energy that Chris has to offer our church.
I believe Logan Street Baptist Church is being led to be a major force for the Gospel of Christ in the South-Central Illinois area. It is a church with a rich history and a bright future. We feel blessed to be a part of the work here and we invite you to pray about the possibility of allowing Him to weave your gifts into the life of this congregation. Please feel free to contact us with questions.