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Dr. George Byron Koch


The Rev Dr. George Byron Koch (coke) has been the Pastor of Resurrection Church, West Chicago, since June of 1994. The church changed its name to New Jerusalem House of Prayer in June of 2015. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics in 1968 from Elmhurst College.

While in college he was active in the Civil Rights Movement, wrote a newspaper column, hosted a series of local radio programs and led a band called “The Establishment.” He earned a Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1992, and a Doctor of Ministry from King’s College and Seminary (now King’s University) in 2003.

Dr. George Byron Koch teaching out of his church, New Jerusalem House of Prayer in West Chicago, IL.

The short features are excellent. I have personally gone to the website and downloaded the 12 minute expositions and study notes for my own use, also excellent.” 

Greg Held
Station Manager
KERI-AM 1410
Bakersfield, CA


What We Believe and Why

In What We Believe and Why, Dr. George Koch (coke) explains what Christians believe and why we believe it. A clear telling of the Christian faith for EVERYONE – salvation, prayer, loving God and neighbor, baptism, communion, covenants, Jewish roots, worship and more! The purpose is not to know more about God, it is to KNOW GOD MORE.



What We Believe and Why: Weekly 24:00

What We Believe and Why: Daily 2:00

Dr. George Byron Koch