Among my favorite Bible verses is this: "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13 & Joel 2:32)
Please notice that there is no theology in that verse beyond Jesus as Lord and Savior. You find the same sentiment in Ephesians 2:8, "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith". The Church of Jesus Christ is one Church, in all its variety, because it is founded on those fundamental truths.
When you join us for worship you will hear a lot about Jesus and you will find that we take the Bible seriously as the revealed Word of God. While most of the people at our church were not raised Presbyterian, we are comfortably united around our common experience of God's grace, forgiveness, and love.
From time to time you will hear us talk about the things that make us part of the Reformed tradition, a theological heritage based on the work of Calvin and Zwingli that demonstrates a high regard for the authority of Scripture and the sovereignty of God.
Each follower of Jesus should be in a place where his or her faith can grow stronger. If the Presbyterian church is not for you, you will find twenty other choices in Herrin alone. I'm sure that any of them would agree with me that "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
May God bless you,
Rev. Neubert has served the congregation since June of 1999. He recently retired from the US Navy Reserve after 29 service as a Chaplain. He received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2010. From 1997 to 2001 he took doctoral classes at Covenant Seminary. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1985), the University of Illinois (B.S. 1977), Peoria High School (1973) and Peter Pan Nursery School, Columbus, Ohio (no web site available).
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Soli Deo Gloria,
Rich’s interest in music began a long time ago in his hometown of Moon Twp., Pennsylvania. At the age of 9 he started taking guitar lessons inspired by his interest in rock groups like Kiss and Aerosmith. Because these groups mentioned Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton (Cream, John Mayall) as an influence, he soon found himself enamored with those players and their influences (the Blues). Learning quickly with a musical hunger that could not be filled, Rich began playing professionally in clubs at the age of 15. Because he was so young yet so proficient, many bands called him to play and he made lots of friends. A friend invited him one night to see a little known Blues guitarist out of Texas at a local club. “I was amazed at how Stevie Ray Vaughn could play the Hendrix material so well and yet still have his own voice.” This fuelled his love for guitar and the Blues even more.
Upon graduation from Clarion University of PA, Rich headed straight for Nashville, TN. He quickly got jobs playing on the road and in studios. “I wanted to take advantage of the boom going on in Country music at the time, and my style seemed to fit in well.” While playing with a Southern Illinois favorite, Wild Horses, Rich began to feel the call of the Blues again. After leaving that band he formed Soul Purpose, his first Blues band for which was the leader. They played at local festivals such as Herrinfesta and the first year at Hog Rock.
After that time Rich started playing Contemporary Christian music and released 3 CD’s as a solo artist and 1 as a member of a 3 piece group called Calling 12. Rich lives in Anna, IL with his wife Sonya, and 2 children Morgan, and Garrett. He also teaches guitar at Byassee music in Marion, IL and Shawnee Community College in Ullin, IL.
Rich Fabec Band - Where is Rich when he's not in church? Find out here.
Zach is a college student and a musical podigy. Having learned the piano, he taught himself to play the organ.
The church installed a Rodgers #678 organ in May of 2013 to lead the music of the traditional service and showcase his talent.
You can hear a sample here.