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History of McLean County Churches

The earliest built “Church House”, as it was called, was built in 1845 by the Patton settlement in Pleasant Hill. This was recognized as the first church body organized in McLean County. The structure was crudely built of native black walnut. The siding, shingles, floor and window frames were all hand-sawn and hewn at a local sawmill. Dressed basewood planks served as pews where men and women were seated separately. The pulpit, also made of walnut, was enclosed within wooden hinged gates with steps leading up to it.

[SOURCE: 1976 Bicentennial Issue of First United Methodist Church member directory - by: Mrs. Franklin (Berdean) Freed, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Donnell, Mrs. Leslie (Dorothy) Stewart and Mrs. Kenneth (Beverly) Dunahee]




Antioch Christian Church 40862 East 1600 North Road Anchor
Apostolic Christian Church of America 319 East 7th Street Gridley
Apostolic Christian Church of Bloomington 4408 East Raab Road Normal
Apostolic Pentecostal Church 2810 Tractor Lane Bloomington
Arrowsmith Christian Church Walnut Street Arrowsmith
Assembly of God Church    
Benjaminville Church    
Berean Seventh Day Adventist 210 West Mulberry Normal
Bethel Church    
Bible Baptist Church 804 Four Seasons Road Bloomington
Blooming Grove Church (historical)    
Bloomington – Normal Church of God    
Bloomington Baptist Church 1109 Alexander Road Bloomington
Bloomington Bible Church 1008 East Emerson Street Bloomington
Bloomington Church of Christ 302 South Orr Drive Normal
Bloomington Foursquare Church 1100 East Jackson Street Bloomington
Bloomington West Church of God    
Calvary Baptist Church 302 West Summit Street Normal
Calvary Baptist Church 1017 North School Street Normal
Calvary Baptist Church 1212 North School Street Normal
Calvary Methodist Church    
Calvary United Methodist Church    
Carlock Mennonite Church 217 East Washington Street Carlock
Cedar Lake Fellowship 401 East Empire Bloomington
Centennial Christian Church 1219 East Grove Street Bloomington
Central Pointe Church of Christ 406 South Clinton Street Bloomington
Chenoa Baptist Church 224 South 2nd Avenue Chenoa
Christ Church PCA 1301 North Linden Street Normal
Christ Lutheran Church 311 Hershey Road Normal
Christ Temple Pentecostal Church 608 West Taylor Street Bloomington
Christ the King Episcopal Church 1210 South Fell Avenue Normal
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1011 North Main Bloomington
Christian Church of Saybrook 101 South Main Street Saybrook
Christian Fellowship Church 1006 Maple Hill Road Bloomington
Church of Christ in Normal 405 West Northtown Road Normal
Church of Christ Uniting (Disciples of Christ) 108 N Pine Street Lexington
Church of God – Twin Cities 817 East Grove Street Bloomington
Church of God Worship Center 302 College Park Drive Normal
Church of God Worship Center 814 Jersey Avenue Normal
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Morman 1700 Hovey Avenue Normal
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Morman 1636 Hovey Avenue Normal
City Refuge Church of God 1313 West Taylor Street Bloomington
Clear View Church 207 E Washington St; Suite 103 Bloomington
Colfax Christian Church 106 Noth Center Street Colfax
Colfax United Methodist Church 202 South Harrison Street Colfax
College Avenue Baptist Church 1320 East College Avenue Normal
College Park Christian Church 116 North Cottage Avenue Normal
Community Baptist Church 201 South Buchanan Street Heyworth
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Heyworth 201 South Buchanan Steet Heyworth
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 309 South Main Street, Unit 21B Normal
Cross Pointe Church of God 3101 Airport Road Bloomington
Crossroads Chapel 2007 West Washington Street Bloomington
Crosswinds Community Church 2717 South Main Street Bloomington
Danvers Baptist Church 104 West Columbia Street Danvers
Danvers Zion Lutheran Church 200 South West Street Danvers
Diamond Grove Church (historical)    
Downs United Methodist Church 102 South Seminary Street Downs
East White Oak Bible Church    
Eastview Christian Church 1500 Airport Road Normal
Ebenezer Church    
Ellsworth United Methodist Church Main Street Ellsworth
Epiphany Catholic Church 1006 East College Avenue Normal
Evangelical Free Church 2910 East Lincoln Street Bloomington
Evelyn Chapel    
Evergreen Methodist Church (disbanded c 1920) Lawndale Township, Section 30 Pleasant Hill
Fairway Knolls Church of Nazarene 610 Drive Bloomington
Faith Fellowship Church    
Faith United Methodist Church 400 Union Street Bloomington
First Assembly of God 800 East Vernon Normal
First Baptist Church 2502 East College Avenue Bloomington
First Baptist Church 804 North Center Street Bloomington
First Baptist Church 306 West Vine Street LeRoy
First Baptist Church of Normal   Normal
First Christian Church 401 West Jefferson Street Bloomington
First Church of Christ Scientist 108 North Regency Drive Bloomington
First Church of God    
First Church of Nazarene 2207 North Towanda Barnes Road Bloomington
First Presbyterian Church of Danvers 201 East Main Street Danvers
First Presbyterian Church of Normal 2000 East College Avenue Normal
First United Church 406 West 7th Street Gridley
First United Methodist Church 201 North Chestnut Street LeRoy
First United Methodist Church    
First United Methodist Church of Lexington 108 S. Cedar Street Lexington
First United Pentecostal Church 3 Jones Lane Bloomington
First United Presbyterian Church 101 East Pine Street LeRoy
Forward in Grace Chruch 918 South University Street Normal
Fountain of Life Church 918 South University Street Normal
Four Seasons Church of Christ 909 Four Seasons Road Bloomington
Free Methodist Church    
Full Gospel Tabernacle 107 East Newton Street Heyworth
Funks Grove Church    
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 3516 White Eagle Drive Bloomington
Grace Church 1311 Hovey Avenue Normal
Grace United Methodist Church 622 South Clinton Street Bloomington
Gregory Church    
Harvest Family Worship Center 712 West Locust Street Bloomington
Heartland Community Church 1181 North Linden Normal
Heyworth Christian Church 308 Vine Street Heyworth
Heyworth First Baptist Church 608 East Cole Street Heyworth
High Pointe Community Church 1201 North Hershey Road Bloomington
Hinthorn Chapel    
Holy Apostles Orthodox 1702 Hovey Avenue Normal
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church 711 North Main Street Bloomington
Hope Alliance Church 2905 Gill Street # A Bloomington
House of Faith International Church 401 East Jefferson Street Bloomington
House of Prayer 6 Apolistic 303 East Monroe Street Bloomington
Hudson Baptist Church 312 East Walnut Street Hudson
Hudson Christian Church McLean & Clinton Streets Hudson
Immanuel Baptist Church 811 South Vale Street Bloomington
Immanuel Lutheran Church 34606 East 2450 North Road (Lawndale Township, Section 11) Colfax
Islamic Center of Bloomington 2911 Gill Street Bloomington
Jacob's Well Community Church 304 Jersey Avenue Normal
Joy Full Gospel Community Church 411 East Mulberry Street Bloomington
JT & EJ Crumbaugh Church 102 South Pearl Street LeRoy
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 18884 US Highway 150 Bloomington
Lawndale Methodist Church (disbanded c 1920) Lawndale Township, Section 5 Pleasant Hill
Lexington Community Church 301 West North Street Lexington
Living Hope Christian Church 201 South Seminary Street Downs
Living Word Fellowship 907 South East Street Bloomington
Living Word Ministry 818 East Chestnut Street Bloomington
Loving Missionary Baptist Church    
Martin Valley Christian Church (disbanded c 1879)   Arrowsmith
Meadows Mennonite Church (disbanded c 2000) 24955 Church Street Chenoa
Mennonite Church of Normal 805 South Cottage Avenue Normal
Methodist Episcopal Church   Colfax
Morningstar United Methodist 3714 Fort Jesse Road Normal
Moses Montefiore Temple    
Mount Moriah Christian Church 510 East Washington Street Bloomington
Mount Moriah Christian Church 1 Normal Plaza Normal
Mount Moriah Christian Church 814 Jersey Avenue Normal
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 510 West Oakland Avenue Bloomington
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 801 West Market Street Bloomington
Mount Pleasant Church    
New Covenant Community 210 West Mulberry Street Normal
New Heights Wesleyan Church 703 North Clinton Street Bloomington
New Hope Fellowship Church 1704 Six Points Road Bloomington
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 710 East Oakland Avenue Bloomington
New Horizon Christian Church 350 North Road Heyworth
New Life Fellowship 9754 E. 1400 North Road Bloomington
New Vision Church of God 814 Jersey Avenue Normal
North Bridge Baptist 2413 Ziebarth Road Normal
North Danvers Church 5517 East 1950 North Road Danvers
Northside Church of Christ 1908 North Towanda Barnes Road Bloomington
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church    
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 1510 North Main Street Normal
Park United Methodist Church 704 South Allin Street Bloomington
Pilgrim Holiness Church 1409 South East Street Bloomington
Pleasant Grove Church    
Plymouth United Brethren Church (disbanded c 1909) Martin Township, Section 26 Arrowsmith
Prairieview Mennonite Church 13013 North 400 East Road Gridley
Presbyterian Church of Chenoa 212 Lincoln Street Chenoa
Resurrection Lutheran Church 4114 East Oakland Avenue Bloomington
Rock of Praise Church    
Saint John's Lutheran Church 16576 North 4000 East Road Anchor
Saint John's Lutheran Church 1617 East Emerson Street Bloomington
Saint John's Lutheran Church 110 E Illinois Sibley
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church 225 West Owsley Street Chenoa
Saint Luke Union Church 2101 East Washington Street Bloomington
Saint Mark's Evangelical Lutheran 1710 West College Avenue Normal
Saint Mary's Church 108 East Washington Street Downs
Saint Mary's Church of Downs 101 North Lincoln Bloomington
Saint Mary's Church of Downs   Bloomington
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church 527 West Jackson Street Bloomington
Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church 1920 East Oakland Avenue Bloomington
Saint Patrick Church of Merna 1001 North Towanda Barnes Road Bloomington
Saint Patrick's Church 1209 West Locust Street Bloomington
Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 107 East Chatham Lexington
Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 800 South Division Chenoa
Saint Robert Bellarmine Newman 501 South Main Street Normal
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church    
Salem Church 4925 East 1250 North Road Gridley
Salem Evangelical Mennonite Church Livingston County Road 12 Gridley
Saybrook Christian Church 113 East Harrison Saybrook
Seventh Day Adventist Church 405 Greenbriar Drive Normal
Towanda Bible Church 109 East Washington Street Towanda
Tri-Valley Baptist Church 8285 North 1900 East Road Bloomington
Trinity Lutheran Church 801 South Madison Street Bloomington
Trinity Lutheran Church 224 Weir Street Chenoa
Union Church of Cooksville 15791 North 2700 East Road Cooksville
Union Missionary Baptist Church 509 West Jackson Street Bloomington
Unitarian Church 1613 East Emerson Street Bloomington
United Methodist Church 204 South Division Street Chenoa
United Methodist Church 207 East Wood Street Colfax
United Methodist Church 104 South Seminary Street Downs
United Methodist Church 302 South Washington Street Hudson
United Methodist Church 212 East Franklin Street Hudson
United Methodist Church 210 North High Street Sibley
United Methodist Church of Heyworth 407 South Emery Street Heyworth
Vale Community Church 1304 Morrissey Drive Bloomington
Valley Center Church (historical) 16361 E 400 North Road Heyworth
Victory Christian Center 18180 US Highway 150 Bloomington
Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church 3501 Joshuatree Road Bloomington
Wesley United Methodist Church 502 East Front Street Bloomington
West Side Church    
West Twin Grove Church    
Zion Lutheran Church 200 West North Street Danvers


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