Crete Church was established in the mid-1960’s by families in the Crete/Beecher area. They were eager to plant a church with Reformed/Presbyterian beliefs in this area since there were no other churches of this type at the time.
The church eventually began meeting in a Crete-Monee school and built its first church building between the First United Bank and the school on Exchange Street. The church continued to grow until they exceeded the building’s capacity in the late 1980’s.
The church leaders had a vision to re-plant and expand the church to reach more people with the good news of Jesus. This vision became a reality in the early 1990’s when the original building was sold and land was obtained across from Walt’s Foods. On the new site, near Expressway 394, construction began of a much larger facility. During the two-year construction period, Crete Church occupied space in Village Woods, a retirement center located a few miles south on the expressway.
On June 5, 1994, the church family held their first worship service in the new facility. Since then, God blessed the church in growing the body of Christ with many families, individuals, and new ministries.
In early 2009 the church was central in starting The Edge, a Christian coffee house and roasting company in downtown Crete. Their mission is to serve the community in a non-threatening way while sharing the Gospel.
We believe the Church is not a building. The biblical church consists of a multi-generational and multi-ethnic people who are growing together and reaching out to others who need the love and life Jesus Christ offers.