Richwoods Christian Church, Peoria, IL - Lead Pastor

Richwoods Christian Church

Highlighted in Christian Standard's 2018 list of "emerging megachurches," Richwoods Christian Church is a vibrant, joyful church that is teeming with young families, and it is known in the community for being a safe place for the unchurched and “over-churched” to find and follow Christ. RCC is a multi-site, non-denominational community of believers with roots in the Restoration Movement. This movement was built around a message that resounds today: a call to unite with other Christians, regardless of denominational constructs, seeking unity around biblical essentials and living together in grace in the gray areas. Or, as the saying goes: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.” Some other hallmarks of Independent Christian Churches are the celebration of communion at every worship service, and baptism by immersion. Richwoods started in September 1967 with a group of 25 people meeting in a basement. They moved into their first building in 1976, and then into their new, seeker-friendly campus in 2008. They experienced a period of astronomical growth, rapidly growing from 50 to 1500 people. After investing in a multi-site model for growth, Richwoods currently has four services across two campuses, and currently averages an attendance of around 1,100 a week.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
N/A 1,100 Peoria, IL USA

Contact Information


Diana Waks
mail   [email protected]

3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77098

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Preaching/Senior Lead Pastor Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Description

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Job Summary

About the Lead Pastor: As the primary leader and teacher of Richwoods Christian Church, the Lead Pastor will be an infectious Christian, a developer of leaders, and a very talented speaker/teacher and visionary.

The Lead Pastor will:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor, although the RCC leadership is excited to see what God may bring them. 

What you bring: