A Lifelong Vision of Campus & Community
In 1933, during the depth of the Great Depression, four families gathered with a vision to reach University of Illinois students with the message of Jesus Christ. Ever since then, the church they founded has remained committed to that vision of campus and community being brought together in Christ to make a difference for God’s kingdom throughout the world.
After finding temporary homes in several buildings around the U of I campus, Twin City Bible Church settled at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Michigan Avenue in Urbana in 1960, what would later be called TCBC Lincoln. As the church family and staff grew, additional space was added to accommodate children’s classrooms, youth ministry, expanding church gatherings and campus ministry meetings.
A desire to grow in God’s mission for TCBC led the church to pursue a multisite strategy. In 2012, TCBC Midtown was launched as a new site of Twin City Bible Church, extending our presence to the west side of campus. Across both sites of the church, we remain committed to our mission to see campus and community transformed by Christ to renew the world.