Our Story

Where We Have Come From

In November of 2010, Soul City Church opened its doors for the first time, and we could never have imagined all that God would do in such a short time. We have seen people find and fall in love with Jesus, we’ve seen families restored, we’ve seen life-long friendships start and grow, and we’ve seen a glimpse of what is possible when the Church is committed to being better 7 days a week, rather than 1.

When God called us to be a part of what he was doing in Chicago, we knew we couldn’t say no. The adventure of leading this church has changed our lives, and the mission of leading people into a transforming relationship with Jesus will always be at the heart of Soul City Church.

The gift of space at the corner of Adams and Racine set Soul City up to grow and to BE the church in one of the fastest growing and most influential neighborhoods in Chicago. Since 2010, weekly attendance has increased by more than 400%…and we just keep growing. This growth is GREAT, and it poses some real challenges.

One of the biggest challenges is that we are out of room. We’re out of seats on Sundays, we’re out of spaces for Small Groups to meet in during the week, we’re out of room for kids to grow and learn, we’re even out of parking spaces! We know that in order to continue to grow we have to make room for God to move.

The mission of leading people into a transforming
relationship with Jesus will always be at the heart of Soul City Church.

God is calling us to create a transformation center right here in the West Loop of Chicago that is For The Love. We want to be known not for what we are against, but what we are FOR. And we are For The Love…for All People. We are For The Love of God being extended to any and every person. God has clearly invited us to join him in a Faith-Raising Movement as we extend our building east, and we are excited to invite you to join us on the journey.

We are so grateful for all God has done, and we’re praying BIG prayers as we look towards the future. We can’t wait to share more with you and to create more space for more people to experience more of God’s transformational love at Soul City Church.

For The Love,

Jarrett & Jeanne Stevens

Lead Pastors