Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2336 Freeport Road
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-2115

Church History

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was established as an American Lutheran Church congregation on September 1, 1960. In 1962 the current building was constructed on 10 acres along Freeport Road in Rockton, Illinois. In 1995 we built an addition of eight Sunday school rooms, a new sanctuary, additional bathrooms, and new offices. A second addition was completed in 2005 which brought bathrooms, classrooms, new offices, new kitchen, and the renovation of the fellowship hall. An updated nursery equipped for infants and toddlers was made available in 2015.

Prince of Peace decided to leave the ELCA in 2010 to become part of Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Prince of Peace finds itself on a new path in its desire to increasingly become a Bible-believing, mission-minded, service-oriented fellowship of Christ-followers. As a congregation, we look to the future with excitement, but always with an eye to the past.

Throughout its more than fifty years the congregation has been active in the community, supporting its schools, scouting groups, hungry, homeless, and much more. We have children’s and youth programs including K-8 Sunday School, Jr. High Confirmation classes, and Sr. High youth participating in its yearly work-camp trips and youth “hang-outs.” Our church building is also used as an election polling place, and a home-school cooperative utilizes our facility. An Awana group currently meets on Wednesday nights for members and the community at large. From a historical perspective we are extremely proud that five of our church family have chosen paths in ministry for their careers.

For adults, Prince of Peace offers an Adult Sunday School and several active small groups. The Fun Onez singles group is active in finding fellowship and fun activities in the community, and there are several volunteer committees and service opportunities in the church and immediate community available.