About Chuck Hetzler

Chuck Hetzler is Senior Pastor of the first church in his hometown of Quincy, IL - First Union Congregational Church. His passion is to seek God with others to see God's Spirit move in historic ways today. He is blessed with a beautiful, happy family in his wife and four children.

Hard Work, June 12, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler "I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally."  Colossians 2:1 Paul's life was changed when Jesus literally appeared to him. But Paul knew that theophanies are not the norm, so he worked hard to [...]

2018-06-11T22:11:47-05:00June 12th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Mourning, June 7, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.  Nehemiah 1:4  Our immediate response to a given situation reveals a great deal about our heart. In this verse, Nehemiah just learned that God's people were suffering and [...]

2018-06-04T13:41:09-05:00June 7th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Law of Liberty, June 6, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it-- not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it-- they will be blessed in what they do.  James 1:25 When most people think of law, they think of restrictions, boundaries, and limitations. Some people want to throw [...]

2018-06-05T13:30:05-05:00June 6th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

All Around You, June 5, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 If we could grasp how much the Lord surrounds us, we would never be afraid or doubt His love. He envelops us with His angels and His own presence dwells inside of our beings. Meditate on [...]

2018-06-04T10:54:24-05:00June 5th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|


“Roar: Life is Wild * God is Good” June 23-27 2019 Invite friends and family to join you for this fun and faith-filled week!

2019-03-03T15:46:56-05:00June 4th, 2018|News|

The Worst of Sinners, June 4, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.  1 Timothy 1:16 There is no person that is too far from God for [...]

2018-06-03T23:08:53-05:00June 4th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

Everything in Love, June 1, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler Do everything in love.  1 Corinthians 16:14 This is a very simple verse to understand but an extremely difficult one to put into practice. Imagine what your life would look like if you did everything in love - absolutely everything. Our only hope at following this verse is the help of the [...]

2018-05-31T15:20:32-05:00June 1st, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

One Flesh, May 29, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24 Marriage is a relationship unlike any other human relationship. A man and a woman become one entity before God when they unite in marriage. Marriage is the core to [...]

2018-05-26T22:23:53-05:00May 29th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Greatest Love, May 28, 2018

by Chuck Hetzler Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.  John 15:13 Jesus told us and showed us what the greatest love looks like when He laid down His life for us. No one could ever pay the penalty for our sins except the Son of God. [...]

2018-05-26T22:18:35-05:00May 28th, 2018|Today At 12th and Maine|