Get to know us

The St. Peters church of Christ was previously known as the Charbo & Karen church of Christ meeting at the intersection of the Charbo & Karen streets in St. Charles, MO. In the fall of 2010, the Charbo & Karen congregation sold their property to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

Another building was purchased at 7430 Mexico Road in St. Peters, MO, and started meeting in October 2010. Some renovations were made to the building including adding on a multi-purpose room.

At that time the congregation was served by Jim Gilstrap & Jerry Joseph as Elders. Jerry Joseph was the preacher. Jerry & Mary Lou had moved to work with the Charbo & Karen congregation in April 2004.

Since May 2018 Jerry Joseph & Joey Suter have served as the Elders. Jerry continues to preach and Matt Stewart began working with us in December 2020, especially in Outreach and to preach also. Two of our deacons Joe Leibner & JC Owens also present a lesson each month. Joey Suter, one of our Elders usually speaks every 5th Sunday morning and the young men lead the 5th Sunday PM service. The congregation is greatly blessed with several men who also present lessons for the Wednesday night devotional and other occasions.

The congregation is faithfully served by 8 deacons, Jamie Barnes, John Foster, Dan Hauk, Joe Leibner, Frank Lucas, Larry Miller, JC Owens, and Paul Siebenshuh. The congregation continues to be blessed as a loving congregation reaching out to those in need both spiritually and physically, united upon the Truth, encouraging and exhorting each other to be and to do what the Lord demands.

The congregation is blessed with faithful Bible class teachers who have a desire to instruct and inform from the Word of God. Just as their teaching is based upon the Bible, so is the life that they live. There are classes available for most ages and in the Adult Bible class program, different classes are available on both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Also, special classes are held from time to time dealing with various topics. At present, we have the "Men's Training Class" every 2nd Sunday following the Morning Worship service, being led by Matt Stewart. Starting this Spring there will be a 12-week "Special Morning Bible Class" on a day and time to be determined to be led by Jerry with other men assisting in the teaching. Also, there will be a 12-week Fall "Special Morning Bible class".

We have special events and activities throughout the year for our congregation and visitors to encourage Bible study and obtaining a greater knowledge of God's Word. In turn, we want to make sure in everything we do that we exalt God and His Word to the extent that we want to make the Lord, the Word, and the Church a priority in our lives.

We hope that you will have the opportunity to come and visit with us. We would love to see you!

Remember God loves you, Jesus died for you and you can be saved by His grace and love as you submit your will to His Will.

Our Devotion

Our desire must always be upon the Lord and His Word. The Bible is our standard of authority in whatever we believe, preach, and practice (Colossians 3:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). If it's not authorized by the Scripture, no matter who is teaching it or promoting it, it must be rejected (Ephesians 5:11; 2 John 9-11).

As God's people, we understand the importance of ...

  • Sowing the Seed (the Word of God), making available through Scriptural means the way by which one can be saved and the hope of Heaven (Luke 8:11; Romans 1:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; John 14:6; 1 Timothy 3:15).

  • Strengthening the Saved. The Scripture reminds us how important it is to edify, encourage, and exhort one another as brethren (Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)

  • Serving those in need and Supplying the need (Galatians 2:10; 6:2, 9-10; 2 Corinthians 9:12-13; 1 John 3:17-18; James 1:27; Luke 10:25-37).

At the St. Peters church of Christ, we strive to be devoted to the things that the Lord desires, no matter what may be happening in our society and the world. It doesn't matter how one feels about something or what someone else is doing, we stand devoted to the things of God, and that is never wrong. -Jerry Joseph (STPCOC) 2024/02/03

Our Desire

We understand that we live in a world where the desires of many are not upon those things which are spiritual. Many are focusing on the things of the world (1 John 2:15-17), the treasures that can be gained and possessed (1 Timothy 6:10; Matthew 6:19-21), and are therefore trusting in themselves or others and forgetting about the hereafter.

As God's people, our desire must be to go to Heaven more than anything else. Notice what Paul wrote in Philippians 1:21, "For to me to live in Christ, and to die is gain". Yes, Paul as he thought about the future, he understood how beneficial it would be to stay with the brethren and help them but then he wrote "...having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better" (Philippians 1:23). Toward the end of his life he wrote in 2 Timothy 4:6 how he was ready to depart and look at why he was ready in verse 8, "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing".

This is something that is emphasized at the St. Peters church of Christ, how that going to Heaven must be our desire. This is our focus not only in our preaching and teaching but also in our practice and our trust. - Jerry Joseph (STPCOC) 2024/02/03