St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church has been serving Edwardsville since 1910, and has been worshipping in its Temple since 1911. Having recently celebrated our Centennial, we are now a diverse population of those born into Orthodox Christian families and those who have come to Orthodoxy from other Christian traditions, both Protestant and Roman Catholic. We include those in their nineties and those not yet nine. We share a common faith, a common hope, and a common and deep love for our Lord Jesus Christ and the faith delivered once to the saints. We pray together, work together, and seek to witness to the Truth in our lives, in our worship and in our work.
As we look forward to our second century we see before us much work of renewal and evangelization, but we look to it with thanksgiving for the century ending, and with joyful hope for the one we will soon begin.
We invite all those who read this to come and see the that the Lord is good by visiting us if you live in the area, or if you are visiting. We welcome you as we have welcomed many before you.