Fox Valley Christian Church began in a school in Geneva, IL, in 1972 and moved to a permanent location and new building in Batavia, IL in 1975. The church moved to its present location in Batavia, IL, in 2006.
During the life of the congregation, it has been served by only four senior ministers. The past senior minister, Dan Fields, served at the church for twenty-six years. Josh LaGrange is our current senior minister and he brings a new fresh energy filled with a strong passion for reaching out to our community in the name of Christ.
FVCC is a nondenominational congregation and a part of a fellowship of approximately 4,000 churches known as Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. The church’s beliefs are Biblically-based and theologically conservative. The worship style is contemporary and features a worship band, media presentations, and Bible-based teaching.
Weekly attendance just under 180 worshippers. Demographically, the congregation ranges from young singles and married couples to seniors. The majority of the congregation, however, is in the 30-45 age range with young and elementary school age children. Consequently, the children’s program is vibrant both on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights (September to April) with AWANA.
The small group ministry of the congregation is one of the most important dimensions of the church’s ministry, and for many years 50-60% of adult worshippers have been involved in a small group fellowship and experience. Historically, the church has been able to maintain a friendly and caring quality that has made a positive impact on the many guests who attend worship services each week.
Community and world impact is also an important part of FVCC. The church typically supports a number of missions abroad, as well as in the community, including sponsorship of an annual, area-wide food drive, the collection and distribution of children’s winter coats for needy families, packaging Christmas gift boxes for underprivileged children internationally, and providing physical assistance in a variety of area ministry settings.
The congregation’s identity and vision is best encompassed in its desire to more perfectly become “a people of love on a mission of love” – living as dedicated disciples, faithful followers, and sincere worshippers of Jesus Christ in our modern world. At a practical level, living out this vibrant love for God and for people means four things at FVCC: Commitment to Christ, Growing in Faith, Serving in Love, and Sharing with others.