Area III Annual Meeting

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy will host us on April 13, 2019.

Our speaker will be Ted Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory.

The Area is giving one copy of this book to each Area 3 church. Contact Dan Siems, Area III Assistant Minister for your church's copy. He began distributing these at the Bloomington/Peoria clusters' Christmas gathering on Monday, December 3.

Additional information including registration information will be posted here for your use.


Rex Rogers

The Rev. Dr. Rex Rogers (bio) began serving the Great Rivers Region as Area Minister for Areas I and III on July 1, 2017.

Phone: (779) 207 - 9188 | E-mail

P.O. Box 798 
Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone:  779-207-9188

A letter introducing himself to the pastors and churches of Areas I and III

Introduction of his Assistants:

I am pleased to announce that Rev. John Kress and Rev. Dan Siems have agreed to assist me in the workings of my job as Regional Associate Minister.  Rev. Kress will be helping in Area I and Rev. Siems will be helping in Area III.  If you cannot get ahold of me, please contact one of them for help.  They are both ready to serve as they are able.  They also will be contacting pastors, in their respective areas, just to get to know you.  

As a region we want you to know we are trying to provide support and help to our pastors and churches.  It is not always easy to keep up to date with what is going on in your lives and ministries.  Feel free to give us information more than once.  Sometimes things fall through the cracks; but, we will try our best to not let that happen.

Most importantly, keep seeking God and His direction.  Let that direction of love, grace, mercy, hope flow through you and your church to those in your community


Contact Ministerial Staff: Paul Gibson | Muriel Johnson | Rex Rogers | Patty Bilyeu