"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them."

Who We Are

American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region is a resource for challenging, empowering, assisting and representing the American Baptist faith communities in Illinois (excluding Cook, DuPage and Lake counties) and Missouri as we live out our ministry together. Mission and Ministry is our purpose and nature.

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News of Ministry & Mission

A Brief Word from Our Executive Ministry Team

A word from Executive Minister, Rev. Patty King Bilyeu

GOD IS LOVE retreat registration The Great Lakes Leadership Retreat will be held April 23-25, 2024! We are coming together for a multi-region summit with the American Baptist Regions of Ohio, Indiana/Kentucky, Great Rivers and Michigan. Grant money is available for a limited time… so do not wait to find

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Monthly Missionary Update (coming soon)

GRR Means Mission Our vision is healthy churches engaged in effective Christian ministry locally and globally. We urge churches to connect with global mission efforts in ways consistent with their passion. The easiest way to support all American Baptist mission work is to contribute to United Mission. 65% of UM

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Grants & Scholarships

Great Rivers Region makes available a limited amount of grants and scholarships to member churches and clergy.
Note the application deadlines for each opportunity.