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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.


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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.


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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.