Christian Church in Rockford, Illinois

Worship Services & Bible Study

Find meaning and purpose for your life. Gethsemane Christian Church is a community of people who are dedicated to knowing and serving the word of God from the Bible. Learn more about our Bible study and orship services.


Community Ministry Outreach

Our church family is not just about getting together and having fun. Members regularly get out of their comfort zones in order to help those in need in the surrounding community and beyond.
 
Discover how you can be part of our community ministry outreach.

 
Be part of a committed Christian church in Rockford, Illinois.
Contact us to join Gethsemane Christian Church.


About Us

We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

GETHSEMANE’S MISSION REQUIRES BELIEVERS TO “GO” THROUGHOUT OUR EARTHLY COMMUNITIES WITNESSING “GOD IS LOVE”, COMPELLING THE SICK, THE LAME, THE BROKEN HEARTED, THE BLIND, AND HEAVY LADEN TO “COME” UNTO THE LORD AND EXPERIENCE HIS SALVATION THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. OUR OUTREACH MINISTRIES SEEK TO SHARE AND TEACH GOD’S WORD FOR FAMILY, WOMEN, MEN, AND CHILDREN PROSPERITY. OUR CONTINUED HOPE IS TO WITNESS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Gethsemane Christian Church – Preaching – Teaching – Missionary Service


Our Pastor

Pastor Bruce Carter, is a life resident of Rockford, Illinois and shares his testimony of Grace, Mercy and Love from our Heavenly Father through his 24 years of preaching and in his current pastoral leadership at Gethsemane Christian Church, Rockford IL.

Pastor Carter is a loving and exemplary man of God, which is reflected in his marriage of 29 years, three children, two son-in-laws, and five grandchildren. His devotion to God, and his family is a supreme example of faith, love, and integrity. He is an avid scholar of the Bible, a student of Hebrew and Greek Languages, and Retired Professional. Pastor Carter attended Christian Life Bible College in Mount Prospect, IL to broaden his theologian knowledge for preaching the Gospel and leading the flock of God. Through his studies, Pastor Carter has formulated several counseling and Christian course of studies which he freely delivers to local parishioners.

Pastor Carter is a community activist, volunteering and spreading the Gospel of Jesus through several missionary avenues. He serves as a member of the clergy for the Winnebago County Jail ministry, The Carpenter’s Place, and Amberwood Senior Residence Home. He is the founder of “The Word of The Day” a conference call ministry attracting Christians from over 7 states nationally and provinces of China as listeners. Carter has been featured in the Rockford Register Star, as an “Inspiring” man of God and served as Co-host on “Happy Times” Christian Radio Show, SOAR RADIO. He has been selected as Invocation Speakers for local Awards and Sponsors Ceremonies, and has traveled our nation performing Christian ceremonials. Pastor Carter has delivered prolific teaching and preaching messages locally and throughout the nation and was recently honored during the Grammy Award Winner, Yolanda Adams Rockford Christian praise concert for his community service to the Rockford region.

Pastor Carter has a passion for Christian centered marriage and God’s purpose for the family unit. His commitment to counseling families both in marriage and training youth in the ministry of Jesus Christ is indicative of his calling to preach, train, and teach, for the edification of the Saints and for the full work of the ministry in Christ.

He believes in and frequently quotes Proverbs 3:5-6; “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.


Hours of Operation:
Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Pastor's Hours Are Flexible | Pastor Can Be Available by Appointment as Well | Providing Services in Rockford