Who We Are


Mercy’s Door is a new church being planted in Belleville, Illinois. The church is led and pastored by Michael Collins.  Mercy’s Door exists to make disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:19) by proclaiming our desperate need for a savior (Ephesians 2:2-3) and the saving grace of Christ in the midst of our rebellion (Ephesians 2:4); We declare this truth as we learn and experience together how the gospel transforms all areas of our lives (Galatians 2:20).


 We Desire to be a Church for the Equipping and Sending of the Saints

The Christian life is a response to the saving Grace of Jesus . At Mercy's Door our longing is to see Christians grow deeper into their understanding of the gospel and to see non- believers' lives radically transformed by the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. As Christians come to better understand the scandalous gift of Christ's finished work through gospel centered worship and gospel centered community we believe that they will long to live life on gospel centered mission in order to love the community around them and desire to proclaim the redemptive work of Christ to others.



Michael and his wife, Rachael, have been married since 2007, and are the proud parents of Noah, Henry, Hattie, and Samuel.  Michael and Rachael are both from the St. Louis Metro East area with Michael moving to the area during high school and Rachael being born and raised there.  Michael attended McKendree University in Lebanon, IL for undergraduate school before Rachael and he both moved to Texas for graduate school. Michael’s graduate program was in Public Policy and National Security and it was in this field that he spent the first few years of his career.  After Michael and the family moved to the Chicago suburbs in 2010 God began to work in both he and Rachael’s lives.  God lead them to an Acts 29 church in Oswego, IL (The Source Church) where they both grew deeper in their understanding of and love for the gospel.  Michael became an elder at the Source Church in 2012 and has served as the Executive and Worship Pastor there since.   

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