Whether you are new to our website or a returning friend, we encourage you to connect with us at East Gate Christian Center.  We invite you to worship God with us on Sunday mornings and draw closer to God through our adult bible studies on Wednesday evenings.  If there is a need in your life, we want to pray with you!  If you need fellowship and understanding - you will find us compassionate and supportive. We love God and we love you!

Pastor Steve and Linnea Barr

Pastor Steve has been a Pastor in this community and surrounding area for over 30 years.  Pastor Steve and his wife, Linnea, live in Freeport and have raised their six children here.  Pastor Steve is faithfully, and lovingly involved in the spiritual welfare of the people and families of this area and Linnea is part of the Worship Team and joyously sings of her passion for Jesus.

 Our Vision

   "To reach the city of Freeport, this region, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ - through personal and corporate evangelism, discipleship and mission. To train and equip the people God gives us in unity, in the faith, and in Holy Spirit power. To recognize the uniqueness of one under with Christ as the head. Developing relationships locally, regionally, and internationally with like-minded ministries for the advancement of the Kingdom of God in the earth according to Mathew 28:18-20."

 Sermon of the Week:

Faith VS Fear (Steve Barr) 10-4-2015.mp3 Faith VS Fear (Steve Barr) 10-4-2015.mp3
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Please enjoy the sermons that are available to you on the sermon page.  Our prayer is that they bless you and draw you to the loving heart of God!  If you would like to partner with our ministries financially, we welcome your generosity!

Coming in November:

Take My Hand Ministry

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Church Activities... 

Worship Service: Sundays 10:00 am

We have toddler nursery 18 month to 3 years old. The older children worship with their parents and ages 4-8 are dismissed during the offering for children's church.

Wednesdays offer:

Revive Youth Ministries at 6:30 pm in the auditorium

for Senior & Junior High.

Adult Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the conference room.

Adult Discipleship Group at 6:00 pm.

Kids ages 4-8 at 6:00 pm in the children's room.

Kids ages 9-11 at 6:00 pm in classroom A.


In Focus-In The Furnace: Intercessory Prayer at 6:00 pm.

 Free Movie Night

 (East Gate Christian Center will be featuring a once-a-month free movie open to the community.


East Gate Christian Center,

1650 S. Armstrong, Freeport IL)

October 3rd at 6pm.

The featured movie will be

"Holy Ghost Reborn"

Sequel to the popular and controversial Holy Ghost, Director Darren Wilson continues his journey around the world in his quest to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. Although the scope of the film is indeed huge, with Darren filming in the middle of a massive protest in Rome, with a witch doctor in Africa, with prostitutes and the homeless in Brazil, amid the ancient ruins of Greece, and even with a group of Navy Seals, Holy Ghost Reborn is ultimately a film about one man’s search for the Spirit of God.  It is a Spirit that created the Universe, but ultimately desires to reveal the truth of Jesus to all of us, individually.  Darren searches for an invisible God, and finds a tangible friend who relentlessly pursues us.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a great inspirational and moving movie together! We welcome you!  Invite friends to come.  Free popcorn.  Sorry, no child care provided.  For more information, please call 815-232-5898 (leave a message and someone will get back to you).