Northwoods Community Church started in 1990 with a vision to reach the 150,000 people in the greater Peoria area who did not have a relationship with Jesus and needed a church home.
Now, more than 30 years later, Northwoods continues to flourish and impacts thousands of lives every week. Originating in Peoria, campuses now serve the communities surrounding Canton, Chillicothe, and Galesburg. Online ministry reaches many thousands more through the web, social media, and streaming—not only in Central Illinois but all around the world.
For a detailed look at key highlights and milestones in Northwoods history, check out this timeline.
Northwoods Church believes that local churches can be the wellspring of hope in every community. To that end, by the year 2030, we will plant 20 regional churches in the United States—equipped by training from the Northwoods School of Ministry—and 3,000 churches around the world through our partnership with The Surge Project.