A Word of Welcome from Pastor Gary during this Present Crisis

Welcome, friend, to the Galena Bible Church website. These are crazy, unique times! But these are also days of great opportunity, as we look to our good, sovereign God, and draw near to Him perhaps in ways we’ve never done so before. His Word, the Bible, tells us: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? …But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-33). Also, from the Apostle Paul: “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:5-7).

There is a God in heaven who loves our self-centered, rebellious world so much that he sent His only Son to die for any and all who would place their trust in Him and His work at the cross and the empty tomb. Regardless of what happens in this life, our eternity is secure, as we trust in Christ. 

Join us as we continue in His worship, even if our gathering looks a little different right now.

Worship at GBC During COVID-19

Welcome to Galena Bible Church!

Our mission is to Proclaim God’s Excellencies – upward, back to God in worship through all we do; inward, as love we one another and build up one another through God’s Word; and outward, as we reach out to our lost world with the life-giving gospel of Christ.

Our mission flows directly out of this verse from the Bible:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

(1 Peter 2:9 ESV)


We warmly invite you to join us in our outdoor worship services through the month of July. The services begin at 9:00 AM and last about an hour. Folks have the option of either sitting in the parking lot (on their own lawn chairs, or the church’s chairs), socially distanced, or staying in their cars and listening to 98.7 on the FM frequency band. If the weather is uncertain, please check our website – we will announce any cancellation of our outdoor service by Saturday, 6:00 PM. In that case we will still live-stream the service from inside the building, so you could still join us, but from home.

As we worship together, we sing God’s praises, we pray, we hear how God has been at work in individuals’ lives, and we sit under the preaching of His Word. Currently, we are in a sermon series called Thy Kingdom Come, which is a journey through the New Testament Book of Acts.

We would love to have you join us! Please call the church office (815-777-1456) or e-mail us at, if you have any questions.


We are located at 11108 West US Highway 20, Galena, IL, 61036 (across from Walmart).