The Lord has moved 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.
A few years ago, with a nearly unanimous vote, a $2.5 million facility was approved. That facility is finished and completely paid for! Thank you, Lord, for a rich blessing to a faithful church! You can see a video of the new church on the front page of our website and pictures all over social media. We have now moved in to our new campus and encourage you to come see what the excitement is all about.
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 youth were able to attend and enjoy an evening of worship and praise. Our choir is one of the best in Mt. Vernon and is being asked to perform and lead worship at many community events.
John Hanson joined our staff last year as Youth/Family Life Pastor.. He comes to us from Sedalia, MO but has a strong tie to Mt. Vernon and LSBC from previous years here.
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 and join us on 42nd Street!