Lauren Schmidt has been attending Family Bible Church since its foundation 10  years ago. She received her Bachelors of Science in Religion, along with her Masters of Arts in Human Services - Counseling, from Liberty University. Growing up, she served in various ministries within the church. She has played an active roll in L.I.T, Methuselah Ministry, and is currently a small group leader. She was added to the staff as the Director of Ministry in 2016. She coordinates all the ministries and is always available to help and assist where needed. Her heart for ministry is evident through her years of service at the church.

Diverse,  Just like heaven

Saturday Evening worship @ 5 pm

2800 Black Rd. Joliet, IL 60435



Pastor Sam Murphy has been the pastor of Family Bible Church since its foundation 10  years ago. His heart and love for people are evident through his ministry in the church. He has a special place in his heart for people with special needs. God laid it on his heart to pursue full-time ministry while he was still in high school.  He received his Bachelors of Arts in Education and Counseling and went on to get his Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation from Moody Bible Institute. He met his wife Kelly while in college. They have been married for 15 years. Pastor Sam’s messages display his love for teaching and challenging his congregation. He continues to push the church to be a light to the community. 
Pastor Sam recently started his Doctoral program at Grace Theological Seminary.