First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago

A community of believers who love and follow God, love and support others, and offer Jesus Christ to the world.

"May the Lord bless you richly when you come to this place, so you may shine the light of Christ wherever you go."

Welcome Everyone!

We have been blessed to serve the people of Winnebago for more than 150 years and God is not done with us yet!

Whether you are new to Winnebago or just looking for a place to grow in the Lord and serve your community, we hope you will visit with us and feel at home.

Check out the rest of this page to plan your visit or reach out to us when you are ready. We are eager to meet you!

-Your friends at WFPC


First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago

208 West Winnebago Street, Box 38

Winnebago, IL 61088


Worship Information

First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago is currently offering both in-person and online options for worship. From April 25-May 30th we will be holding an early service at 8:30 am and the traditional service at 10:30 am. We are observing social distancing and wearing masks at both. The 10:30 am service is livestreamed through our facebook page and uploaded to YouTube. Find us on facebook @thewfpc208 and on YouTube under Winnebago First Presbyterian Church.

Summer Hours: Starting June 6th we will hold one in-person worship service on Sundays from 9:30 am-10:30 am.


Important Updates

The Presbyterian Women will be collecting monies for the Church World Service kits through the end of June. If you wish to donate, please make your check out to the Presbyterian Women and send it to the church. The goal is $1200, enough to make a total of 80 kits and send them to the distribution center.

New Scripture Reading Plan! Read the Book of Acts with us this Easter season.

Prayer Requests

Please click the button to the right to submit any prayer request that you may have. Your prayer request will automatically be forwarded to ALL members of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. By clicking the button it will automatically open your email browser to which you can type your prayer request and any additional information you'd like to send.

Prayer requests may also be submitted directly to the Pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. The Pastor will be the only person receiving your request. Please send an email when you feel your prayer request requires confidentiality to

Our Pastor

Rev. Lisa M. López-Meyer was born in Illinois, raised in Puerto Rico, and has been ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA since August 13, 2011. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (which helped cultivate her deep curiosity about the stuff that makes up our world) as well as a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (which helped her ask better questions about life, faith, God and humanity). After Seminary she served as the Associate Minister for Groomsport Presbyterian Church in County Down, Northern Ireland (2011-2012) and the solo pastor for Christ Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, IL (2012-2020). She has taught at McCormick Theological Seminary on occasion, drawing from her experience as a pastoral practitioner.

Pastor Lisa loves the church and finds deep joy in seeing people come alive by the power of the gospel. She believes the church is at its best when it understands it is always a work in progress and strives to help people continue to seek to be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit, persevere in learning the ways of Jesus and reach out to their neighbors in love and service. In her sabbath time she loves reading, dancing, organizing anything she can get her hands on, and dreaming about the future with her husband Jonathan.