Our History: 

Real Life Church began as First General Baptist Church on November 17,

1974, as a mission by the General Baptist Home Mission Board. The Home

Mission Board selected the original site at 2637 S. Tenth St. in Springfield,

Illinois. On November 11, 1990, a new facility was built and dedicated to

accommodate the church’s growth. Through the years, God has blessed

the congregation with 3 devoted pastors Clint Cook, our current pastor,

came to First General Baptist Church in 1985. Through his direction the

congregation has continued to grow and expand with additional

ministries and services being added. With this growth and to better

reflect the changing times, on July 24, 2005, the congregation voted to

change the church name to Real Life Church.