Can you walk from Jerusalem to Bethlehem?  What about to Caesarea?  Can you make it all the way to Capernaum?  Come walk with us and you might be surprised how far you can go!


Thursday evenings (beginning Aptil 7) at 6:30 PM


The Gardens at SIUE


We’ll begin with a prayer at the entrance to the Gardens at 6:30, then you’re free to go at your own pace and comfort level for as brief or as long as you’d like on the Garden’s half-mile paved walking trail.  The trail is ADA accessible with many park benches for resting or visiting along the way.

This ministry of the First Baptist Church of Wood River is designed to foster a theology of wellness and an atmosphere of fellowship, as well as an opportunity for outreach – invite your friends! Persons of all walking abilities/skill levels are encouraged to participate.

We know walking is good for our bodies, but did you know it’s also good for your soul?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, is an essential act of Christian spirituality and worship. The Apostle Paul encouraged the Christians at Corinth to honor God with their bodies, reminding them that our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Jesus also reminds us that wherever two or more are gathered in his name, he is there with them (Matt. 18:20).  So when we walk together to glorify God, we’re walking with Jesus!

All skill levels are welcome; come walk with us!


Track Your Progress – New Testament Cities in Ancient Israel

Jesus Map

From Jerusalem to…

  1. Bethpage – 1 mile
  2. Bethany – 2 miles
  3. Bethlehem – 6 miles
  4. Jericho – 15 miles
  5. Emmaus – 16 miles
  6. Jordan River – 21 miles
  7. Joppa – 35 miles
  8. Samaria – 36 miles
  9. Mediterranean Sea – 37 miles
  10. Salim – 50 miles
  11. Caesarea – 57 miles
  12. Sea of Galilee – 70 miles
  13. Capernaum – 85 miles
  14. Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles


Please know your limits and, if you feel it’s necessary, consult with your physician before participating in this ministry.  Those who participate do so at their own risk.