First Baptist Church of Virginia

Virginia | Illinois | 62691 | Baptist

140 E Washington St, Virginia, Illinois 62691
140 E Washington St Virginia Illinois 62691 US

First Baptist Church of Virginia is an old church that loves the Lord Jesus Christ. We have only recently been introduced to the work of the Holy Spirit and consider ourselves a Spirit-led church. Our worship is contemporary praise and worship style music and our preaching is bible based and Christ centered.

Worship Style
Contemporary Worship
Church Size
< 50
Informal or casual attire
Bible Used
New King James Version
Church Type
Service Times

Sunday Worship 10.15am
– Sunday Evening 6.00pm (non winter only)
– Wednesday bible study/prayer. 6.30pm
– (Winter time for Wed service 2pm)


Dr Gary S Hooper spent the first 40yrs of his life in rural Australia. He is a cattleman at heart who had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ in May 1985. He is married to Wendy and together they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren. in October 2001 Gary was asked to come to the USA to help after 9-11. He and Wendy arrived in February 2002. They have been involved in planting churches, disaster relief, working with feeding ministries in Texas and other places as well as pastoring churches. Gary has preached in many churches across 27states. The Hoopers’ spent many years in Texas before being called to Illinois.

Date Added
January 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Women's Ministry
Last Saturday of the Month. 9am in the parsonage
Senior Pastor
Dr Gary S Hooper
Senior Pastor eMail
Men's Ministry
Last Saturday of the month. 9am in the church basement
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First Baptist Church of Virginia is located at 140 E Washington St in the city of Virginia. Virginia is located in the beautiful state of Illinois. According to our database, there are approximately 9 churches in Virginia, with 1 Catholic churches, 2 Baptist churches, 0 Pentecostal churches, 0 Methodist churches, and 6 other denomination churches. If you are looking for a new church or just visiting Virginia, please browse through our church directory to find a church that meets your needs.

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