A Word of Welcome from Pastor Gary during this Present Crisis

Welcome, friend, to the Galena Bible Church website. These are crazy, unique times! But these are also days of great opportunity, as we look to our good, sovereign God, and draw near to Him perhaps in ways we’ve never done so before. His Word, the Bible, tells us: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? …But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-33). Also, from the Apostle Paul: “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:5-7).

There is a God in heaven who loves our self-centered, rebellious world so much that he sent His only Son to die for any and all who would place their trust in Him and His work at the cross and the empty tomb. Regardless of what happens in this life, our eternity is secure, as we trust in Christ. Join us as we continue in His worship, even if we’re not all together physically. For this upcoming period (and yes, we pray it’s short!) we'll broadcast our services at 10:30 AM Sunday mornings.

What can you expect?

Welcome to Galena Bible Church!

Our mission is to Proclaim God’s Excellencies – upward, back to God in worship through all we do; inward, as love we one another and build up one another through God’s Word; and outward, as we reach out to our lost world with the life-giving gospel of Christ.

Our mission flows directly out of this verse from the Bible:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)


Our Sunday worship service is at 10:30 AM. We meet for Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9:15 AM. Most of us dress casually, but some of us like to dress up. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. The service usually lasts between 60-80 minutes. Afterwards, people often hang around informally for a while and catch up over a cup of coffee.

Our service is all about worshipping God, who has revealed himself so wonderfully in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ. We sing God’s praises (in a blend of contemporary and traditional musical styles). We pray. We hear God’s Word preached, and seek to apply it in our daily lives in ways that will honor God and help others come to know him. Monthly we celebrate what Jesus accomplished for sinners like us by partaking in the Lord’s Supper (Communion).

We have nursery and children’s ministry during our worship services for children from birth through kindergarten.

We extend the warmest welcome to you to come and join us as we worship our great God. We would love to meet you!  

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call any of our pastors (,, or our church administrative assistant, Megan Baily (


We are located at 11108 West US Highway 20, Galena, IL, 61036 (across from Walmart).

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