At FCOC, we exist to amplify the            +
           of Jesus Christ to all people.  


Paul says in Romans 12: "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Each member of our church body is important, from our Lead Pastor to our willing and kind-hearted volunteers to the small children who praise Jesus each week here.



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Lead Pastor

Josh Hawks

Student pastor

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Stephanie Parsons


Lead Pastor

Jeremy Stimac

interim  pastor


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We are currently looking for a preaching minister, therefore our sermons are often preached by different qualified individuals who are filling in. Our church has been through some significant transition over the past two years, but we are excited about where we are headed and what God is doing here. We'd love for you to join us as we move forward together.

Josh joined the staff at Georgetown FCOC in February of this 2021. He is a graduate from Saint Louis Christian College where he received his Bachelors in Christian Ministry along with a double major in Bible. 

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He met his wife Jennifer during his freshman year of college and they were later married in 2011. Together they have four children and are licensed foster parents who plan to continue to be involved in the foster care community. Josh has worked previously in residential care, former youth ministry roles, and he enjoys playing music and leading worship as additional areas of service. Josh has a great love for sports as he has coached baseball and volleyball previously, is a Saint Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and he currently enjoys playing frisbee golf and golf in his spare time.  

Josh can be reached directly through e-mail at

Stephanie is graduate of Indiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting and a minor in forensic accounting. 

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Stephanie is a Georgetown Native with 2 children, Quentin and Nora. She has worked in many office environments such as the County Clerk’s office as well as managing the accounting department for a growing manufacturer. Stephanie enjoys supporting her son in his athletic endeavors, during the summertime you can catch them at the baseball fields and during the fall she volunteers as a Youth Cheer Coach.
Stephanie can be reached either by calling the Church office at 217-662-2106 or via e-mail at

What we believe

what is the gospel?

God is the only sovereign, wise, and good Creator of all things, who reigns as King over all creation for His own glory.
ROMANS 11:33-36

Human beings were made in God’s image to love and worship Him forever. But ever since Adam first rebelled against God, we have all been lost in sin, under God’s judgment, and unable to save ourselves.

Out of undeserved love and grace, God sent His only Son to save us from sin and reconcile us to Himself through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
JOHN 3:16

God offers us His gift of salvation by grace, which we receive through faith in Jesus. He makes us new, calls us to leave sin behind, and invites us to join His work in the world.
JOHN 3:16





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We believe that God has chosen to reveal Himself as a triune God, the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit, and that there is no other God but Him.

(Gen 1:1-2 & 26; Matt 3:16-17, 28:19; John 14:9-11)

01. Trinity

2. We believe God is the creator of man and all things seen and unseen.

(Gen 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Col 1:15-16)

02. Creation

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, who was born (on earth) from a virgin, was crucified and died on a cross for the forgiveness of our sins to show us the way to eternal life. He was physically resurrected and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. 

(Matt 1:18; John 1:14, 3:16-17, 20:24-31; Rom 5:6-11; Col 1:19-22; Heb 9:24)

03. Jesus

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who dwells in every Christian and when called upon encourages, guides, comforts and transforms us to be like Jesus.

(John 14:15-17, 25-26; Rom 8:10-14; 1 Cor 3:16)

04. Holy Spirit

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What we believe

a deep dive into our theology

We believe that man (male and female) was created by God in His own image, willingly sinned against God and is therefore separated from God, without hope, except through Jesus Christ.

(Gen 1:26-27, 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Rom 3:23; Col 1:21)

05. Sin

We believe marriage is solely the uniting of one genetic male and one genetic female in a covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His Church and to provide for the man and woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression, and the means for having children.

(Gen 1:26-28, 2:15-25, 3:1-20; Matt 19:3-9; Rom 1:24-28; 1 Cor 7:1-16; Heb 13:4; 1 Pet 3:1-7; Deut 6:4-9; Psalms 78:1-8; Col 3:18-21; Eph 5:25-33)

06. Marriage

We believe the Bible is the absolute truth and inspired word of God and the final authority on matters of faith and belief

(2 Tim 3:14-17, 4:1-4; Heb 4:12; Rom 15:4; 1 Pet 1:25; 2 Pet 1:19-21)

07. Bible

We believe that salvation (eternal life) comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. It is offered to all persons who believe and profess faith in Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible clearly teaches that all believers need to confess and repent of sin, 
follow the Biblical command to be immersed and strive to daily live faithfully committed to Christ.

(Acts 2:38-39, 10:44-48; Rom 5:9-10, 6:1-7; 2 Pet 3:9; 2 Tim 2:19)

08. Salvation

We believe that our physical death seals the eternal destiny of each person; those who have accepted Jesus will inherit eternal life with God; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.

(Heb 9:27; Matt 25:31-46; John 6:47; Rom 8:9-14; Rev 3:20-21; 20:15)

09. Eternity

God sent Jesus Christ to save mankind from His sins and restore His relationship with God. Jesus was sacrificed on the cross, died, and was resurrected, atoning* for the sins of all who believe in Him. Man can do nothing to earn his salvation. It is grace**--a free gift of God through faith.

Romans 3:10-24; Ephesians 2:1-10

10. Church  :

We believe it is God’s plan for the elders to lead the local church and their leadership is accountable to God.

(1 Pet 5:1-4; 1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9)

11. Leadership

We believe as a disciple of Jesus Christ, we are called to live a holy and grace filled life that reflects the love, mercy and forgiveness of Christ in all that we do.

(Matt 5:13-16, 43-48, 22:36-40, 25:33-40; Luke 10:30-37; Col 3:12-17)

12. calling

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