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About us

Chicago West is a vibrant church located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. If you are longing to be a part of a local body of believers who are passionately pursuing Jesus Christ, then this is the place for you!

You are welcome here.

Jesus is our focus and the main attraction here at Chicago West. He is our highest desire and the one who satisfies our soul. Our church is for Him.

We invite you to join us as we follow Jesus together. Jesus never intended for us to live life alone. His desire is for us to love one another and to live life together in community. Chicago West is a place where the broken are made whole, those in bondage are set free, and where the weary soul finds comfort in Christ. It is a place where Jesus is loved more than anything and His people love one another deeply. We would love for you to be a part of this. Will you join us?

Our History

Pastor Jon Kelly and Pastor Kent Steiner, after much prayer and seeking the Lord, planted Chicago West Bible Church in March 2016 on Easter Sunday. Chicago West Bible Church is excited to join in the work that God is doing on the West Side in the Austin community! We are a part of the SEND NETWORK, a fellowship of churches located throughout Chicago and cities across the country that are committed to planting churches and reaching the lost for Christ.

We are trusting God to build his church, reach the lost, and restore what is broken as we gladly lay down our lives to spread the fame of the name of Jesus Christ on the West side.

Our Distinctives

Fervent Prayer

Dependent and Expectant

Psalm 86:1, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16

Bold Preaching

Expository and Applicational

II Timothy 4:1–5, Hebrews 4:12, I Corinthians 2:1–5

Passionate Worship

Spirit and Truth

Mark 12:30, John 4:23–24, John 12:32

Purposeful Disciple-Making

Intentional and In Community

Matthew 28:18–20, Ephesians 4:11–16, Acts 2:42–47, Romans 12:3–8

Courageous Evangelism

Word and Deed

Matthew 9:36–38, Romans 1:16, Ephesians 6:19–20, Romans 15:20

Strategic Church Planting

Together and Around the World

Matthew 16:18b, Acts 11:19–30, Acts 20:17–35, Titus 1:5–9