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African Descent Ministry

Our Ministry

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod has thriving African Descent Ministries. We seek to support and enable these congregations to connect and gather, and to carry out God’s work in their communities. Click here for information on the African Descent Lutheran Association.

Congregations

Ashburn Lutheran Church
3445 W. 83rd Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Ph: 773-737-2620
E-mail:

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Rev. Rayford J. Grady, vice pastor
9147 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60617-3755
Ph: 773-721-2393
Fax: 773-721-0538
E-mail:

Bethel (West)
The Rev. Albert Star, lead pastor
4215 W. West End Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624-2245
Ph: 773-533-3638
Fax: 773-533-4805

Bethel-Imani
The Rev. Rayford J. Grady, vice pastor
6201 S. Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60621-2005
Ph: 773-487-8136
E-mail:

Christ the Mediator
The Rev. Miltoria Bey Sangobiyi
3100 S. Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-3930
Ph: 312-225-2257
E-mail:

Come Alive Ministry
The Rev. Marion Johnson
2206 73rd St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Ph:773-288-110

First Immanuel Chicago

The Rev. Harry Therwanger
1124 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
Ph:773-288-110

https://www.firstimmanuelchicago.org/

Good Shepherd
The Rev. Tyrone McGowan, interim
13939 S. Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL 60472-2007
Mailing address:
P. O. Box 121
Robbins, IL 60472
Ph: 708-388-2506

Holy Family
The Rev. Eric Worringer
542 W. Hobbie Street
Chicago, IL 60610-2407
Ph: 312-337-5443
Fax: 312-337-3611

Holy Spirit
The Rev. Rayford J. Grady
1335 W. 115th Street
Chicago, IL 60643-4444
Ph: 773-264-6615
Fax: 773-264-5103
E-mail:
Website: www.holyspiritlutheran.com

Jubilee
17450 Pulaski Road
Country Club Hills, IL 60478-4639
Ph: 708-647-1700
Fax: 708-647-1800
E-mail:
Website: www.jubileeflc.org

Mission of Christ
1345 N. Karlov Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651-1958
Ph: 773-252-6254
E-mail:

Reformation
11310 S. Forest Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628-5023
Ph: 773-785-4570
Fax: 773-785-4793
E-mail:

Salem
The Rev. Lester White
318 E. 74th Street
Chicago, IL 60619-1817
Ph: 773-783-7776
E-mail:
Website: www.salemchicago.org

Shekinah
13800 S. Wabash Avenue
Riverdale, IL 60827-2906
Ph: 708-849-5711
E-mail:

St. James
8000 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619-3511
Ph: 773-224-2246
E-mail:

St. Mark
The Rev. Lawrence J. Clark
655 E. 88th Street
Chicago, IL 60619-6805
Ph: 773-723-2246
Fax: 773-723-5159
E-mail:
Website:
www.stmarklcchicago.com

St. Stephen’s
8500 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619-6216
Ph: 773-994-2700
Fax: 773-994-0362
E-mail:

St. Thomas
The Rev. Vickie Johnson
8000 S. Jeffery Boulevard.
Chicago, IL 60617-1037
Ph: 773-955-2009
E-mail:
Website: http://stthomas.godsong.org

Windsor Park
The Rev. Lawrence J. Clark, vice pastor
2619 E. 76th Street
Chicago, IL 60649-4203
Ph: 773-768-1812

Zion
The Rev. Gwen Miller
8455 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617-2245
Ph: 773-375-0447

Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community

Love, Faith & Hope Ministry
The Rev. Dr. Falicia R. Campbell
1923 West 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60659
Ph: 773-846-2043

Our Team

To find out more about African Descent Ministry in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, please email the Rev. Robert Biekman or contact him by phone at or 773-248-0021.

Current African Descent Strategy Team Members

Min. Sean Ramsey
Bethany, Chicago

Pamela Williams
Bethany, Chicago

Shirley Moore
Bethel Imani, Chicago

Nathaniel Burns
First Immanuel, Chicago

Rev. Miltoria Bey-Sangobiyi
Christ the Mediator, Chicago

Rev. Felicia Campbell
Love, Faith & Hope, Chicago

Rev. Rayford Grady
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Chicago

Connie Thomas
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Chicago

Rev. Lester White
Salem, Chicago

Karen Hobbs
Salem, Chicago

Kevin Copeland
Bethel, Chicago

Rev. Dr. Lawrence J. Clark II
St. Mark, Chicago

Dr. Susan Frazier
St. Mark, Chicago

Rev. Vickie Johnson
St. Thomas, Chicago

Deacon Sharon Briggs
St. Thomas, Chicago

Pat Harper
St. Stephen, Chicago

Catherine Abihudi
Tumaini Swahili Chapel, Chicago

Willard Williamson
Windsor Park, Chicago

Rev. Gwen Miller
Zion, Chicago

Cheryl Sanders
Zion, Chicago

Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock
Bethel, Chicago

Rev. Marion Johnson, Sr.
Come Alive Ministry of Faith

Min. Tyrone McGowan
Good Shepherd, Robbins

Jackie Buchanan
Good Shepherd, Robbins

Min. Llewellyn Dixon
Jubilee Faith Community, Country Club Hills

Tina Harper
Jubilee Faith Community, Country Club Hills

Kemi Adedapo
Jubilee Faith Community, Country Club Hills

Min. Jason Williams
Shekinah Chapel, Riverdale

Julia Paxton
Shekinah Chapel, Riverdale

Tammy Jackson
Holy Family, Chicago

Dianne Simpson
Holy Family, Chicago

Rev. Fanya Burford
Mosaic, Chicago

Denise Rector
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

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Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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