Joliet First Church of the Nazarene — A Community of Hope

Behold, I have carved you on the palms of My hands (Isaiah 49:16)

Welcome to Joliet First Church of the Nazarene!

This is a place where people at every age and stage of life will be ministered to and find a place to minister. A place where families can find a safe  haven for their children to learn, recreate, grow and mature into persons of integrity. A place where one can learn values, ethics, and self-esteem all based on proven Biblical principles. A place where you will find respect and be cared for throughout your entire life!

- Senior Pastor Michael Day


Directions to Our Church

We would love to meet you! It is relatively easy to find our church, but just in case you need a little help, go to Visit Us. We are just south of I-80 on South Briggs Street (east side of Joliet) just past the Fire Station. We hope to see you soon!

  • 1009 S. Briggs Street
  • Joliet, IL 60433
  • Telephone, 815-726-5426
  • FAX, 815-726-1029




SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Rev. Michael W. Day announced that he and Ruth are retiring. Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 2 to 5 pm for an Open House Reception to visit with them, and on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 am for their retirement service followed by lunch. Please keep them and the church in prayer.

Click on Church Calendar above for details of all of our current activities and events.

The Single Mom's Ministry meets every Friday evening at 7pm at the church. call the office (815)726-5426 for more details. 



9:30 am Sunday School for All Ages  
10:45 am Morning Celebration Service  
6:00 pm Evening Celebration Service


10:30 am Open Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)  
7:00 pm H.E.R.O.s (Teens)
7:00 pm  Adult Prayer & Praise (College-age & up)
7:00 pm Children's Program (Caravans/Benson's Buddies)

Thursday (Sept.-May)

9:00 am Ladies Bible Study
7:00 pm Ladies Bible Study

7:00 am Men's Prayer Breakfast