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St. Paul Church of God in Christ

4526 South Wabash Avenue, • Chicago, IL 60653 • United States • 773-538-4526 • COGIC

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Ministries of the St. Paul Church of God in Chris

Our purpose is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God which is in Christ at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides for healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.
We believe that the baptism in the Hly Ghost, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe in the sanctifyning power of the Holy Ghost by whose indwelling the christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world.
In addition, our mission is to serve humanity as commanded by Jesus in Matthew 26.
St. Paul Church of God in Christ boasts "a full time ministry ministering full time to the needs of the whole family."
Ministry programs include:
the Chaney Ford Child Care Center for pre-school aged children,
In-home child care for infants,
YES,Young Enlightened Saints After-school Program for children ages 6-17 years,
Margaret Ford Manor, a 60 unit, senior citizens, independent living complex.

History of the St. Paul Chruch of God in Christ

Bishop Louis Henry Ford (for whom the Bishop Louis Henry Ford Expressway,located in parts of Illinois and Indiana, is named) founded the St. Paul Church of God in Christ, in Chicago, Illinois in 1935. The church locations were 4633 South State Street, 5049 South Michigan and in 1943, to its present location, 4526 South Wabash Avenue.
Over its nearly 7 decades St. Paul has been involved in the ecumenical and civic affairs of the entire city. The church provided shelter, food, clothing and other relief for victims of diaster as early as the late thirties.
Bishop Ford led and the congregation supported his efforts to secure employment and other human and civil rights for African Americans beginning in the 1940's. His efforts brought acclaim to the church and honor and recognition to his ministry.
The congregation bought the Chicago's Oldest House, The Widow Clark House, in 1943. We renovated, rehabilitated, the structure and maintained it until 1977 when the City of Chicago purchased it from the church and moved it from the 4526 South Wabash to the Historic Prairie Avenue District at 18th and Prairie. It stands proudly adjacent to the Hilary Rodham Park.
St. Paul continues in the traditions of activism established by our founder and enhanced and enlarged upon by our present pastor, Elder Charles Mason Ford.
Elder Charles was appointed in 1995 to fill the vacancy created upon our founders death. More than 400 souls have come to the church under his leadership. The church has constructed the Margaret Ford Manor, a sixty-unit senior apartment building, renovated a three story apartment building for use as the Chaney Ford Education and Community Center. We have under construction a 24-unit building for the disabled. Programs for children, including one for in-home care of infants and an after-school program for elementary through high school students have been added to our out-reach ministries complementing the quarter-century old Chaney Ford Child Care Center. Pastor Ford is developing Ministries for Singles, Men, Women, and Marriage.
We welcome you to become a part of our rich heritage.

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Our Services & Events

Breakfast Club/Sunday School


Sun Morning Worship /YPWW/


Prayer and Bible Band

Tue 7;30pm

Home and Foreign Missions

Wed 7;30pm

Christian Education

Fri 7:30pm

Sunday Broadcast WGCI 1390am


Our Staff

Charles Mason Ford

Pastor, Elder •

Ocie Booker

Administrative Assistant to Bishop •

Bishop Louis H. Ford Memorial District

District Superintendent •

Ocie Booker