Joliet First Assembly

is a diverse, multi-generational church with a passion to impact this region with the life-changing truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to do this through relevant ministry and Spirit-led vision. Joliet First Assembly has a history of reaching thousands of lives over the years, and a new chapter is being written today! We invite you to worship with us!

Our Vision

To be a movement of people who love, live, and lead like Jesus right where we are!

Our Lead Pastors

Rusty and Victoria Railey

Rusty Railey and his wife Victoria, serve as the Lead Pastors of Joliet First Assembly. They accepted the Lead Pastor position in March of 2016. Together they serve a growing, multi-generational, multi-cultural church.


Our Pastors are passionate about creating an atmosphere for people to encounter God and be transformed in the likeness of Jesus. They are fervent to champion people to live out the destiny God has placed on their lives.


Rusty and Victoria have been married since 2001 and have two daughters, Ruthie and Vera.


Find out more about Rusty & Victoria

We will be a movement of Christ-followers


These Spirit-filled, sold out believers spread out to show and share the good news about eternal life available through faith in Jesus Christ.

We will love, live & lead like Jesus


In our own strength this is impossible, however, as we surrender our lives to God, His Spirit enables and empowers us to love, live and lead like Jesus.

We will do this right where we are


The world is waiting for us to show them Christ. They are in need of solution providers who can offer genuine hope found in Jesus Christ. And God has positioned each of us to shine bright for Christ right where we are.

Values = We Are...








We value diversity of all kinds. While much in our society seeks to divide based on race, gender, social-economic status, season of life, or religious background, we serve a loving and uniting God. We also believe a true expression of God’s love is hospitality. For this reason, we strive to foster an inviting and warm atmosphere that says, “welcome home.”






Love, Live & Lead...

Acts 2:42-47


We are called to love God and love others. This is only possible by entering into communion with God through the salvation offered by the gracious work of Christ on the cross. Once redeemed by the love of Christ we are able to truly love ourselves and others.


We are called to live in right relationship with God and with one another. A Spirit-empowered life makes the process of sanctification possible. As we prioritize the growth of our relationship with God we become more like Christ. The Holy Spirit enables us to live as disciples in community with other believers. Christ-centered lives, homes, and fellowships are beacons of light allowing others to see Christ.


We are called to lead transformative lives as we participate in the mission of God, the Great Commission. As God’s redeemed people, we are called to be solution providers in our world. Daily, renewal in God’s Word helps us to know and make known God. His Spirit empowers and leads us individually and collectively to pray, care, and share the gospel in relationally relevant ways that bring solutions to the world.

What To Expect

Kid’s First!


Bring your children to the Kid’s First lobby before the service and give yourself a few extra minutes to get them checked in by using our computerized check in system. We take your kids’ safety very seriously by doing full background checks on every single person serving with Kid’s First. Classes are fun and biblical truth is emphasized.

Free Coffee and Donuts


It's our goal to make sure you and your family have an incredible time at First Assembly, so be sure to come early to stop by our coffee shop! There you'll be greeted with a smile and served free coffee and donuts.