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First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee

We are located just south of Chicago (less than an hour), and just over an hour north of Champaign and the University of Illinois.  We are in downtown Kankakee, but our members are also from Bradley, Bourbonnais, Manteno, and even south Chicago.

If you have further questions about First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee, IL , feel free to call the church office at 815-939-3546!

Come Worship with us. Sundays: 9:45 Adult bible study, 11am worship
Olivet Nazarene University Jazz Combo in concert Sunday, Sept. 26th at 4 pm


Sunday, Sept. 26th at 4 pm our "Jazz in Stained Glass" series will feature an Olivet Nazarene University Jazz combo under the direction of Professor Freddie Franken.  In addition, the concert will feature two special guest professional musicians.  

Ashley Sarver, theater director at Olivet will sing, and bassist Rober Ferraris will be part of the combo.

This will be an excellent concert, and it is a unique setting.  Jazz surrounded by stained glass.

for additional info you can email Paul at 

Come unplug for prayer and meditation in our beautiful historic sanctuary at the corner of Indiana and Court Streets in downtown Kankakee.  For these events, we are using our Court street door. Upon entry, you will be handed a flyer with instructions and information. Come and go as you wish.  No one will approach you.  However, If you do wish to pray with someone, members of our church and the Hispanic congregation that share our space will be available for you.  

All we ask is that you turn off and hopefully put away your smartphones, or at least silence them.  Silence will be observed at all times.  No making or receiving calls while in the sanctuary, please.

It is our desire to share our sanctuary with the entire community, no matter what your faith or beliefs.   We hope to see you there. 

You can read the story about this in the Saturday, July 3rd edition of the Daily-Journal here:

Preaching schedule: 

September 26th  - Rev. Constance Leininger

October 3rd - Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hulford

October 10th - Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hulford

October 17th - Rev. Constance Leininger

October 24th - Nicole Courtousie - student pastor from ONU

October 31st - Hannah Hill, student pastor from ONU

I hope this song minister to your heart and soul.  Paul 

Mission Statement: Steeped in history and tradition, First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee is dedicated to presenting Biblical principles through creative means that connect to your world. Our strategy is “Building Family.” We are a group of people who love and care for one another, experiencing true Biblical community. 

Overview: First Presbyterian is a church steeped in history and tradition.  High ceilings, a nave design, and a gently sloping floor make virtually every seat a good one.  Surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows, hearing the magnificent 34-rank 3 manual Keates pipe organ or our beautiful grand piano is truly a moving experience in this beautiful space.

  • Thought-provoking sermons
  • Soul-stirring music by Paul Johnson
  • All of this is in a beautiful "sacred" space

We hope you can join us for worship!

Each Sunday at 11:00 AM we gather for worship in our sanctuary. Following worship we fellowship and enjoy the diversity of our congregation. We miss you when you're not with us, we encourage you when you are.  Come for a visit, stay as a freind.

First Presbyterian Church:
371 E. Court Street
Kankakee, IL  60901
PH: 815.939.3546


Adult Bible Study - 9:45 am.
Worship Service - 11am.

    371 East Court Street, Kankakee Illinois 60901 (815) 939.3546
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