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Prince of Peace is a mission congregation planted in Palatine in 1970.

Missionary-at-Large, Norbert Kleidon, began the journey with a small but committed group of six people meeting in his basement. The mission has grown to be a faith community of nearly 1,300 Jesus followers.

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June 16, 1969

The mission board of the Northern Illinois District purchased land in north Palatine for a new congregation.

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February 7. 1971

150 members and friends gathered for our first worship service at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine.

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June 5, 1994

We worshipped in the gym for seven months while our new sanctuary was being constructed.

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September 1998

P.E.A.C.E. Group ministry launched with 13 adult groups learning, growing, and sharing life together with Prayer, Evangelism, Apprenticing, Christ-Study, and Encouragement.


May 11, 2008

Prince of Peace changed its congregational governance structure to “policy-based governance,” emphasizing the values and vision of the congregation and the empowerment of the congregation, board, and staff.


May 8, 2011

POP’s partner church, Crosspoint Lutheran celebrated their first worship service. Crosspoint is the first church in the village of Lakewood, Illinois. Crosspoint started as a vision of POP members to plant a church in a northwest suburb of Illinois.

Spring 2018

The leaders of Prince of Peace affirmed a new vision for our church.
Learn more here.