Glad Tidings Assembly of God East Peoria IL

61611
United States
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About Glad Tidings Assembly of God

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Glad Tidings today continues to be a congregation where we discover together what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus. We strive to be a family of faith that embraces the teachings of the Bible wholeheartedly. Living a life that proves to be significant and valuable begins with a thorough understanding of and adherence to Biblical teaching. Glad Tidings began with the mission of communicating this message to people around the world, and remains the mission of our congregation to this day.

CONNECTION

Scripture calls us to engage in authentic connection with one another. Here at Glad Tidings, we make it a point to connect through intentional fellowship and engaging worship.

COMPASSION

Throughout scriptures we see Jesus show compassion to people he encountered and ministered to. As followers of Jesus Christ, we love our community, our visitors, and our church family with unwavering compassion.

COMMUNITY

There are no boundaries to the Great Commission! At Glad Tidings, we welcome all people and build inclusive community amongst the body, truly exemplifying Christ's vision for the New Testament Church.




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Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 E Washington St
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
United States
Phone: (309) 694-4433
Fax: (309) 694-1849

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Rev. Fred Doughty
Rev. Fred Doughty
Lead Pastor
2201 E Washington St
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
United States
Phone: (309) 694-4433
Fax: (309) 694-1849

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Isaiah 8:19

"When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?"

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Pastor Fred Doughty was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and lived there until he moved to Springfield, MO, in 1980 to attend Central Bible College. While in Pittsburgh, he attended Point Park College and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1968, he married Karen Gordon, a Registered Nurse. God blessed them with four daughters who are all now married and have given them eight grandchildren. For those of you who might be wondering…he is an avid Steeler’s fan.

Pastor D, as he likes to be called, began his ministry in Jacksonville, FL, as a History, English and Bible teacher and also coached basketball at a Christian School. After that, he became the Administrator of Community Christian School, a ministry of Urbana Assembly of God in Urbana, IL. Hoopeston, IL, Peru, IL, and Morton, IL, were all places he served as senior pastor. He was the Program Director at the Peoria Teen Challenge from 2000 to 2005. In November of 2005, God brought him to Glad Tidings where he loves shepherding the flock.

Pastor D came to know Christ as His Savior in 1968 at a Billy Graham Crusade in Pittsburgh. He had recently returned home from Germany, where he was stationed for three years while serving in the United States Army. After finding Christ and getting married, he and Karen began attending South Hills Assembly of God in Bethel Park, PA, and First Assembly of God in Coraopolis, PA. It was there that God called him to become a pastor.

In his spare time, Pastor D likes to play pool, basketball, golf, read, watch Western movies and sports, visit with family and friends and read his Bible. His favorite verse is found in 2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”   Edit
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Glad Tidings Assembly of God East Peoria Service Times

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10:00AM GT Kids Service
10:00AM Morning Service
6:00PM Prayer Service

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6:00PM Summit Leadership Academy
7:00PM Collide Student Ministries
7:00PM Adult Bible Study
7:00PM Children's Ministries

While attending Glad Tidings, you can expect to find an environment that is warm and inviting. Participants in our worship should feel the freedom to become the kind of worshipper God is looking for, one who worships Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). We sing together, pray together, and seek God together every time we gather, seeking to follow the model established by the New Testament church. Join us this week, and discover a place where worship is meaningful to all generations.   Edit


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Glad Tidings Assembly of God History

In the year 1943, a group of people went to a church in Bellevue, IL to hear Pastor Walter “Happy” Smith preach in revival. He and his wife Ada were asked to start a church (Glad Tidings Assembly of God) in Peoria. Glad Tidings first met in a store front building on Prospect Road. Pastor Smith was the pastor of the church until 1954. The church later moved to a mattress factory on South Adams Street just below Western Avenue. They would later move from that location to a basement church at the corner of Faraday and Humboldt Street in 1948. In 1954, an evangelist Harold Hamilton was invited to hold a series of revival meetings at Glad Tidings. During those days of revival, Pastor Hamilton’s love for the young congregation became clear. When Pastor Smith moved on to a new pastorate, Pastor Hamilton was asked to lead the congregation. In 1972, his leadership led to the completion of a new facility at our current location in East Peoria. Pastor Gary Watkins was asked to be the church’s first Associate Pastor. The building constructed during his tenure currently houses the Fellowship Hall, Education, Youth, Sunday School, and Children’s Ministries. It was later renamed the Smith-Hamilton Center in honor of these two men when the current worship facility was dedicated in 1991. In 1979, Pastor Watkins was asked become the church’s third pastor and in 1984 Pastor Gene Cope led Glad Tidings as its fourth pastor. In 1991, Pastor Cope led the congregation in expanding the church again into a larger facility. In 1999, Pastor Watkins returned to pastor Glad Tidings after fulfilling God’s call in other pastorates. After Pastor Watkins’ untimely death, Pastor Fred Doughty (2005) was asked to become the sixth pastor and is the current pastor of the church.

Glad Tidings today continues to be a congregation where we discover together what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus. We strive to be a family of faith that embraces the teachings of the Bible wholeheartedly. Living a life that proves to be significant and valuable begins with a thorough understanding of and adherence to Biblical teaching. Glad Tidings began with the mission of communicating this message to people around the world, and remains the mission of our congregation to this day.   Edit


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