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.

The GRR Ministry Board is composed of representatives elected by their churches during Area Annual Meetings.

American Baptist Churches USA

American Baptist Churches USA Opens in new windowexists as a denomination to offer its 5,800 churches a sense of family and to provide resources to support them in life-changing ministries undertaken in the name of Jesus Christ.

Who are American Baptists? We are 50,000 members in over 200 diverse congregations representing many ethnic backgrounds. Each region and the churches of each region, including GRR, are mission partners of all other regions of the ABC and also partners (i.e. not a hierarchical “denomination”) of the national organizations of International Ministries Opens in new window and American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Opens in new window

10 facts you should know about American Baptists Opens in new window