Welcome to First Presbyterian Church. We hope you can catch the joy, passion and vibrancy of the church. We love Jesus and do our very best to love like Jesus.


If you have any questions that arise out of your reading of the information here, please contact our church office or a Pastor. We invite you to experience life at First Presbyterian Church, an amazing place for amazing grace.


Doug Forsberg

Senior Pastor


Jim Tilley

Minister of Discipleship

Youth Director Job Description


 ...Youth Director who loves Jesus Christ, is biblically orthodox, and is passionate about helping middle school and high school students grow both personally and spiritually. If you are enthusiastic, patient, and trustworthy, then this is the ministry for you. Please submit your résumé to First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle, IL at [email protected] Resumes will be reviewed as received.  

Our youth director job description is posted.

Worship This Sunday

September 18

Join us in worship on Sunday, September 18, as we begin a new sermon series on discipleship and following Jesus for the fall. This season we follow the journeys of discipleship for people in the Bible: people just like you and me — but people who, with all their flaws, chose to follow God unreservedly.  They were used by God to change the world for His purposes and glory: and the same Lord today seeks totally committed followers for the same glorious reason!  What did God do in their lives that produced such an impact?  And what can He do in ours?  Join us Sunday — and this season — to find out. 


This week's message is "Follow: By Faith" with the scripture text from Hebrews 12:1-3.


The Puppets for Jesus will make their fall debut at both services this week.





M & M Movie Night - September 16, 6:30 p.m.

God Seekers Breakfast - September 17, 8:00 a.m.

Van Driver Training - September 17, 1:00 p.m.

New Small Groups Beginning - Week of September 18 (See Ministries - Adult - Small Groups)

CROP Walk - September 25, 1:00 p.m.

Healing Worship Service - September 25, 6:30 p.m.

3rd-5th Grade Youth Group - September 29, 3:45 p.m.

Confirmation for 8th Graders - September 25, 4:00 p.m.

Middle School Youth Group - Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

High School Youth Group - Sundays, 6:30 p.m.

Senior Expo/Health Fair - October 13, 9:00-2:00

Mississippi River Cruise - October 13, noon

See the Events Pages for Details!

Job Openings


1100 Calvin Road Rochelle, IL 61068 815.562.7053

Sunday Schedule

9 a.m. Traditional Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship Hour 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.