Most People are focused on having a beautiful wedding, but we're interested in helping you have a beautiful marriage. At FIRST, we view Weddings as a ministry. We desire to place the appropriate emphasis on marriage. We want to establish with a couple a Christian basis for your marriage. We want to help everyone understand that marriage is a spiritual event and we are here to help couples start there life together in the Lord.

Getting started…

 If there is a Wedding in your future, and you wish to have it take place at FIRST:

  1. Be sure you are in agreement with the policies and fees
  2. If so, call the Church office Monday - Thursday from 8:30-4:30 at 217-356-1649 to talk to our Wedding Pastor, Hank Sanford. Or you can e mail him at:
  3. Hank will get some basic information from you. Date, place, time, officiating Pastor, etc. You will be asked to agree upon the wedding policies and fees as linked above.
  4. If in agreement, Hank will set up a meeting with you and your spouse to begin the pre-marital counseling and or the Wedding planning.
  5. Hank will also initiate a meeting between you and our Wedding Coordinator. The Coordinator will help assist you during the rehearsal and the wedding day.