Churches, Macoupin County IL
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Charity Baptist Church Records
(Bird Township)
Chesterfield Congregational Church
(Chesterfield Township)
Concord Primitive Baptist Records 1836-1897
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Church Pic 1 - Church Pic 2
(South Palmyra Township)
Everly Chapel Church
(North Otter Township)
Harmony Baptist Church
(Chesterfield Township)
(closed its doors for good 31 Dec 2011)

Pictures includes Union School
from Thomas Meyer
(Honey Point Township)
Hopewell Baptist Deed
(Gillespie Township)
Immanuel Lutheran in Mt. Olive
(Mt Oive Township)
How to find records for 1881 (founding) through 1996
(the church continues to be open)
Mount Olive Church
1836 Deed
from Robert Webb
(Staunton Twp)
copy of 1854 Western Evangelist
with Telemachus Camp memory
Mount Pleasant
(United Baptist Church of Christ)
1840 Deed
(Chesterfield Twp -Sw qtr of the Sw qtr of Section 31, Township 9, Range 9)
1867 Deed
(Lots 7,8,9, Block 5 Rices addition
in the plat of said town
from Robert Webb
Mount Pleasant Society of
the Methodist Episcopal Church
1850 Deed
from Robert Webb
(Shipman Twp)

Shiloh United Baptist Church
from Robert Webb
(Barr Township)
from Kirby Bates
This church was one of the founding churches of the Apple Creek Association in 1830 and of the Concord Association in 1838.
Spring Creek Church Deed
(Regular Baptist)
from Robert Webb
(Cahokia Township)
Sulphur Springs Meeting House, School & Cemetery
1835-36 Deed
from Robert Webb
(Nilwood Twp)

Honey Creek United Baptist Church
1835 Deed
from Robert Webb
(Sec 12 Brushy Mound Twp)
Union Chapel Methodist Church
Records, 1868-1945
(North Otter Township)

Telemachus Camp - Evangelist
Woodburn Baptist
1840 Deed

Honey Creek United Baptist Church
1872 Deed
from Robert Webb
(Sec 1 Gillespie Twp)
School maps
Some locations of churches and cemeteries
from 1915 to 1932 US Geological Surveys.
Cemeteries in Macoupin County
Some with stone pictures.
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Need church corrections and additions. Contact the county coordinator.
Information added by Debbi Geer

Bunker Hill
Gillespie Girard
Hettick Honey Point
Medora Modesto Mt. Olive Nilwood Palmyra Piasa
Plainview Royal Lakes Shipman Standard City Staunton Summerville Virden Waggoner

Benld United Methodist Church
209 S Main St
Benld, IL 62009
(217) 835-4773
Holy Dormition Orthodox Catholic
300 N. 4th St.
Benld, IL 62009
St Joseph Catholic Church
310 West Central
Benld, IL 62009
(217) 835-2202
Records - Sts Simon & Jude
  in Gillespie

St. John's United Church of Christ
216 North Street
Brighton, Illinois 62012
(618) 372-3737
St Alphonsus Catholic Church
918 N Main St
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 372-3352
First Presbyterian Church
402 N Main St
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 372-8241
1st Baptist Church of Brighton
304 N Maple St
Brighton IL 62012
(618) 372-3201
Brighton Christian Church
308 S Main St
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 372-4132
Cornerstone Family Church
16453 State Highway 111
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 372-8782
First Assembly of God
1007 N. Main St.
Brighton, IL 62012
(618) 372-3820

Bunker Hill
United Methodist Church
501 East Warren Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-4708
Woodburn Bible Church
7318 Walnut Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 278-4230
Calvary Baptist Church
3469 Chestnut Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 278-4544
Zion Lutheran Church
609 East Warren Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-3606
Berean Baptist Church
200 E. Hamilton Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-4544
First Assembly of God Church
Highway 159 North
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-3514
Bunker Hill Baptist Church
503 S. Clinton Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-3295
First Congregational Church
105 N. Franklin Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-3164
Disciple Fellowship
120 N. Washington St.
(by the flagpole)
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
Healing Wings Worship Center
West Fayette Street
Bunker Hill, IL 62014
(618) 585-6715
Country Bible Church
1068 Huette Road
Bunker Hill, IL 62014

Carlinville Southern Baptist Church Sbc
19456 Hurricane Dr
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-2837
First Church of The Nazarene
610 N Charles St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-8849
Zion Lutheran Church
(Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
501 S Broad St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-8514
Emmanuel Baptist Church Sbc
117 W 2nd South St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-4473
United Methodist Church
201 S. Broad St.,
P.O. Box 466, Carlinville, IL 62626-0466
(217) 854-4446
First Assembly of God Church Carlinville
18772 Route 4
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-8924
Memorial Christian Church
410 E 1st North St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-2639
Saint Pauls Episcopal Church
415 S Broad St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-6431
Saint Pauls United Church of Christ
202 E Main St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-4046
Charity Baptist Church
21964 Charity Church Road,
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-6071
Calvary United Pentecostal Church
704 East First South Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: (217) 854-8724
Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church
2010 E 1st St S
PO Box 647
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-7151

The Federated Church
(American Baptist & Presbyterian USA)
122 E 2nd South St
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-3031
Carlinville Church of Christ
110 Rice St.
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-8550
Carlinville Church of the Nazarene
318 E. Nicholas St.
Carlinville, IL 62626

United Methodist Church
Chesterfield, IL 62630
(618) 753-3433
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Chesterfield Bible Church or
United Church of Chesterfield
17439 Vine Bridge Ln
Chesterfield, IL 62630
(618) 753-3128
Harmony Baptist Church

St. John's Lutheran Church
110 West Water
Dorchester, IL

First Baptist Church
Route 16
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-3788
St Simon & Jude Catholic Church
304 N Macoupin St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-3456
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
107 W Elm St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-2500
Cornerstone Missions
322 N Macoupin St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-4051
Trinity Baptist Church SBC
502 S Macoupin St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-3667
First Christian Church
410 Green St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-3485
Redeemer Lutheran Church
206 W Spruce St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-2717
Praise Assembly of God
209 Montgomery St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-3855
New Birth Fellowship Church
3 1/2 mi west of Gillespie Rt. 16
Gillespie, IL 62033
(618) 362-6224

Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Inc.
500 W. Center
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 627-2445
First Baptist Church
310 West Madison St.
PO Box 166
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 627-2633
Girard United Methodist Church
Fourth and Center Sts.
Girard, IL 62640
Office (217) 627-3319
Home (217) 627-3591
Church of the Brethren
5th and Washington
Girard, IL 62640
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
700 W. Center St.
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 627-2529
New Beginnings Community Church, S.B.C.
142 W. Center St.
Girard, IL 62640
Church(217) 627-3114
Home (217) 627-3534
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
3294 Rt. 4
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 965-4816
Girard Church of Christ
309 E. Center
Girard, IL 62640
Pleasant Dale Southern Baptist
28449 Pleasant Dale Road
Girard, IL 62640
West of Girard near Otter Lake
Church (217) 627-2960
Union Chapel Baptist Church
15331 Hays Road
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 627-3038
(217) 436-2568
Boston Chapel Christian Church
29015 Boston Chapel Road
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 629-7460
Family Worship Center
32097 State Route 4
Girard, IL 62640
between Girard and Virden
(217) 627-2838
New Hope United Methodist Church
Girard, IL 62640
Home (217) 523-0114
Countryview Christian Church
19909 Crown 2 Mine Road
Girard, IL 62640
(just south of Virden)
(217) 965-4938 or(217) 627-2603
New Beginnings Souther Baptist Church
142 W. Center St.
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 627-3534
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
745 W. Center
Girard, IL 62640
(217) 965-4545
records maintained by
St Mary's Catholic Church
310 Nobble Street
Farmersville, IL 62533
(217) 227-3349

Gilead Baptist Church
Hettick, IL

Honey Point
Honey Point Baptist Church Picture
unknown date of picture
(picture contributed by Thomas Meyer: Wilford A. Rigg is listed as a minister on the 1930 census.
The photo is on a thin metal plate with a raised floral design around the edge.)

Apostolic Lighthouse
Rr 1
Medora, IL 62063
(618) 729-2115
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church
203 N Main St
Medora, IL 62063
(618) 729-9905
records - St Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
107 N Jefferson St
Medora, IL 62063
(618) 729-3821
United Methodist Church
W. Locust St
Medora, IL 62063
(618) 836-5804
Harmony Baptist Church
Medora, IL. 62063
(618) 836-5401

Modesto Baptist Church
(217) 439-7399

Mt Olive
Church of the Ascension Catholic Church
705 E Main Street
Mt Olive IL 62069
(217) 999-4981
Immanuel Lutheran Church
111 E. Main St.
Mt Olive, IL 62069
(217) 999-7442
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
410 E Garfield
Mt Olive IL 62069
(217) 999-4981
records - Church of the Ascension
  Catholic Church in Mt Olive


Nilwood Baptist Church
38 Judd St.
Nilwood, IL 62672
Church (217) 627-2208

Blooming Grove Christian Church
29207 Quarton Rd.
Palmyra, IL 62674
3 miles east on Emmerson Airline Rd.
1 mile south on country road 1200E
(217) 436-2554
Concord Primitive Baptist Church
27260 Concord Rd.
Palmyra, IL 62674
(217) 854-9982

Mt Zion Baptist Parsonage
Piasa, IL 62079
(618) 729-4295
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
Route 16
Piasa, IL. 62079
(618) 585-4708

Plainview Baptist Church

Royal Lakes
First Community Baptist Church
of Royal Lakes
719 W. Shipman Road
Shipman, IL 62685
(618) 836-5517
Household of Faith
743 Magnolia Dr
Royal Lakes, IL 62685-9471
(217) 556-5141


United Methodist Church of Shipman
11719 Shipman Rd
Plainview, IL 62685
(618) 836-5804
Shipman United Methodist Church
278 Keating St
Shipman, IL 62685
(618) 836-5891
Prayer Wheel Church of God in Christ
127 Julian Street
Shipman, IL 62685
(618) 836-7751
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Shipman, IL 62685
(618) 254-8837
Zion American Lutheran
220 Virginia St
Shipman, IL 62685-4062
(618) 836-5575

Grace and Faith Ministries
492 Virginia St.
Shipman, IL 62685
(618) 778-5589

Standard City Road
Rural United Methodist Church
19789 Standard City Rd

Bethel Southern Baptist
1250 S Hackman
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-8777
First Assembly of God
1330 S Hackman
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-5656
First General Baptist
628 W 8th St
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-2590
First United Baptist
617 N Hibbard
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-4472
First United Methodist
513 W Main St
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-3010
Mercy Christian
118 Henrietta
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-4827
River of Joy Ministries
709 W Pearl
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-3920
 St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church
322 E Main St
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-3140
records - maintained by
Sacred Heart Church
188 Livingston Avenue
Livingston IL 62058
St Paul United Church of Christ
225 S Laurel St.
Staunton, IL 62088-0238
(618) 635-2386
Zion Lutheran
311 S Elm
Staunton, IL 62088
(618) 635-2880

Summerville Presbyterian Church
Summerville, IL 62063

Church of the Brethren
334 W. Dean St.
Virden, IL 62690
Church (217) 965-3422
Parsonage (217) 965-4855

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Dean and Church Streets
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3516
Sunday School Class Circa 1921
First Baptist Church
157 W. Jackson St.
Virden, IL 62690
Church (217) 965-4028
Parsonage (217) 965-4465

Church of the Nazarene
121 W. Prairie
Virden, IL 62690
First Presbyterian Church
111 S. Church St.
Virden, IL 62690
Church (217) 965-3275
Parsonage (217) 965-3273
First United Methodist Church
208 S. Church St.
Virden, IL 62690
Church (217) 965-3674
Parsonage (217) 965-3060
Grace Southern Baptist Church
302 W. Wright St.
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-5692
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
721 N. Springfield St.
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-4545
United Pentacostal Church of Virden
402 E. Jackson
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3624

Waggoner Christian Church
Waggoner, IL
(217) 314-9633
Waggoner Methodist Church
Waggoner, IL
Office (217) 229-3789
Home (217) 229-4436

Helpful Links:
Church and Family History Research Assistance for Primitive Baptist Churches in Illinois - includes Macoupin County
Illinois Church Directory -all known church addresses in Illinois listed
The United States Church Directory
Illinois Dioceses Map - a place to start

Illinois Methodist / Methodist Episcopal Church records are kept by the:
United Methodist Church Historical Society, 1211 North Park Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701,  309-828-5092, ext. 227.
The Illinois Great Rivers Conference UMC Historical Society was recently created through the merger of the Southern and the Central conferences and its records cover central and southern Illinois as well as records of some disbanded congregations. Members of the staff will do some searching of those records for a small fee.

Primitive Baptist:
OUR TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Established June 8, 1988. The website homepage for The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois is: Our library collection includes several hundred church records, over 13,000 association minutes, hundreds (or thousands) of books, bound periodicals with obituaries, etc. Most of these have been digitized or microfilmed, as well as kept in hard copy. From the above records, we have made an all-year database index for over 70,000 members names, of which over 24,000 are for Illinois.(This represents a very small fraction of all the members, as we have only about 1/4th of the records of the churches in Illinois, and muchless in other states.) This database is not on-line, but the surnames of members are given in our county by county research. Also an obituary index for obituaries published in our church periodicals, now over 41,000 entries. Most of the surnames of these obituaries are entered at the following webpage: We have done research on our churches in Illinois, and several other states, county by county, and have sketch histories on our websitewhich contains several thousand pages. The index to our research county by county is at this webpage: We invite you to take a look and let us know if we can help, or you can help us.  Robert Webb [email protected]

Robert Webb found this index pertaining to the land of the following churches:
United Baptist Church, Macoupin Co. from John Rhoads, 1840 Apr 4, book L, page 549 (349?)
Baptist Church Carlinville, from Nickolas BOice, 1839 Mar 6, Book J, page 224
Baptist Church Carlinville, appointment of trustee, 1838 May 7, Book H, p 33
New Salem Baptist church, from Dickens Camp, 1842 Jun 18, Book M, page 125
Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, Book N, page 499
Trustees, Book O, page 110, 116? (Henry Boggess, Samuel R. Boggess, Thomas Wristen) 1845 Apr 24(9)
Shiloh United Baptist Church, from Lawrence McManus, 1834 Apr 11, (indexed under "C" Grantee, page 31, 1829-1851), Book B, page 41_, 2 1/2 acres,
United Baptist, book D, page 277 Thomas Cox, 1836 Jan 11

Alan Ball writes, "Records for Immanuel Lutheran in Mt. Olive were microfilmed by the Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis for 1881 (founding) through 1996. They appear to have a copy of the film (limited hours and there is an access fee), but the St. Louis County Library has a copy of the film in the Specials Collection department at the library headquarters."

Baptist Ministers in Illinois Lookup volunteer - I have acquired the book "Harvesttime on the Prairie - A History of Baptists in Illinois, 1796-1996".
It lists many Baptist ministers during this time period. I would be willing to do lookups by name as indexed in the book. Bob Maloy [email protected]

Many other church links (Please, let the county coordinator know of bad links):
Church Histories: (National Council of Churches) (Church of the Brethren) (Roman Catholic Church) (Catholic information network) Church, USA) (Evangelical Lutheran) (Quaker genealogy) (Lutheran, Missouri Synod) (Reformed Church in America) (United Church of Christ)

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