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Location:

First Baptist Church / Wildwood Church of the Nazarene
425 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 59832

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of the Nazarene
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Matt Gerhard on July 10, 2020:
Some of the information in the most recent note isn't quite correct. The Nazarene congregation began as "Wildwood Church of the Nazarene" and later changed their name to "Ressurection Community." At some point previous to the Nazarene's purchase of the building, the pipe organ was removed. The Baptist congregation had an Allen organ. The Nazarene congregation used a Hammond H-100. I was their organist from 2007-2008. The only remains of the pipe organ are the facade.
We received the most recent update for this note from Matt Gerhard on July 10, 2020.

Database Manager on March 02, 2017:

Updated by Timothy E. Conyers, who gave this as the source of the information: Photos on church website.
When the Church of the Nazarene purchased the property, the name of the congregation was Resurrection Community Church of the Nazarene. It was later changed to "Wildwood" in recognition of the diverse racially mixed membership. When the building was purchased the console was at the front right side of the platform. In more recent photos it appears the console has been moved further back on the platform, placing it among the praise band instruments rather than being in a prominent position as before.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 30, 2017:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Timothy E. Conyers, who gave this as the source of the information: Photo on church website.
The instrument is located in downtown Kankakee in a historic edifice; the oldest church building in Kankakee County. The original congregation was First Baptist Church, founded in 1865. The Church of the Nazarene acquired the property in 2007. The first floor contains classrooms and fellowship hall, with the sanctuary auditorium on the second floor. The pipe facade is centered on the front sanctuary wall. This is possibly all that remains of the instrument as no console is visible in photos. The Nazarene congregation uses a Praise Band and a projection screen often covers the facade.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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