Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI)

The Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), under the leadership of Rev. Renaldo Kyles, is committed to bridging the gap between CPS and Chicago's faith based communities. Our mission is to establish effective partnerships with faith based institutions city-wide. We understand the role of faith based leaders as valuable resources, and know that these partnerships actively engage the community and contribute to the success of our students and schools. OFBI has several programmatic branches: Safe Haven (more details below), Crisis Training, The Church Adopt-a-School, and Capacity Building Training.

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven program provides a reliable, no-cost alternative for students and parents during breaks from school. It seeks to engage students in workshops that focus on positive conflict resolution, anger management, anti-bullying, and anti-violence practices.

Safe Haven Sites

South Side Churches

Southside Church Pastor Address Zip
Abundant of Blessings Pastor Clarence Brown 1326 W. 63rd. St. 60636
Allen Metropolitan CME Church Pastor David Bryant 10946 S. Lowe St. 60628
Baptist Church Without a Spot or Wrinkle Pastor David M.C. Cloud 9322 S. Halsted 60620
Chicago Embassy Pastor Edward Peacher 5848 S. Princeton 60621
First Bethel MB Church Pastor Cornelius Parks 746 E. 75th. Street 60619
First Holy Zion Bishop Jordan 6110 S. Ashland 60636
First Pentecostal Church Pastor Karen Williams 5146 S. Ashland Avenue 60609
Hartzell Memorial UMC Pastor Andrea Davidson 3330 S. King Drive 60616
King's Dominion Church Pastor Chris Wetherspoon 11625 S. Ashland 60643
Liberty Baptist Pastor Darrell Jackson 4851 S. King Drive 60615
Loving Spirit Pastor Robinson 424 W. 103rd. Street 60628
Maple Park UMC Rev. Robert Biekman 11705 S. Elizabeth 60643
Morgan Park UMC Pastor Dennis Langdon 11030 S. Longwood Drive 60643
Mt. Carmel Bible Church Pastor Byron Whitehead 740 E. 42nd. Street 60653
New Eclipse Pastor Zebediah White 715 W. 51st 60609
New Vision of Victory Pastor Kevin Cunningham 7414 S. Cottage Grove 60619
Nu Grace Nu Mercy Pastor Antoinette Willis 7783 S. Exchange Avenue 60649
Restoration Baptist Church Pastor Michael Bonds 8758 S. Peoria 60620
St. Luke Baptist Church Pastor Onque, Scott 7262 S. Coles 60649
St. Mark UMC Pastor P. Devon Brown 8441 S. St. Lawrence Avenue 60619
Third Baptist Pastor Alan Ragland 1551 W. 95th 60617
True Fellowship MBC Pastor Terrance Brown 9556 S. King Drive 60628

West Side Churches

West Side Churches  Pastor Address Zip
Christian Love Pastor Nelson 531 N. Spaulding 60624
Clair Christian UMC Pastor Kelley Dale 3956 W 14th St 60623
Greater Holy Temple Pastor Lamont Lennox 246 N. California 60612
Home of Life Pastor Johnny Henderson 4650 W. Madison 60644
Inspirational Deliverance Pastor Shirley Hughes 647 N Park Side 60644
Jesus Word Center Pastor Mattie Phillips 4224 W. 13th Street 60623
Lively Stone Pastor Contrell Jenkins 4938 W. Chicago Ave. 60651
Mandell UMC Pastor Amos Oladipo 5000 W. Congress 60644
New Macedonia Pastor Leronza Moore 4244 W. Madison 60624
New Miracle Temple Pastor Williams 5455 W. Division 60651
New Mission Pastor Purkett 4700 W. Polk 60644
Olivet United UMC Pastor Donald Wright 147 S Keeler Avenue
Chicago, IL
Penson Temple Pastor Kurt Swann 8608 S. Summit 60620
Purposed Church Pastor LeAndre Hill 4416 W. Gladys 60624
Resurrection UMC Pastor Julie Moore 5717 W 63rd Place 60638
St. Paul Deliverance Center Pastor Liddell 1454 S. Kolin 60623
St. Stephen Pastor Bailey 3042 W. Washington 60612
Stone Temple Bishop Fitzpatrick 3622 W. Douglass Street 60623
Sunshine Baptist Church Pastor Derek Jones 3660 Roosevelt Road 60624
Tiberia Baptist Church Pastor Johnny Perkins 3906 W. Roosevelt 60624
Union Star Baptist Church Pastor Brooks 3925 W. Chicago. Ave 60651

Spring Break Latino/North

Spring Break Latino/North  Pastor Address Zip
Assembly of Faith Pastor Andre Gross 1222 W. 108th. Street 60643
Bethany El Buen Pastor * Pastor Jenny Moller 3900 N. Albany 60618
Carpenter's House Pastor Douglas Villacreses 1651 N Kedzie 60647
Christian Fellowship Flock Pastor Freddie Caraballo 10724 S. Ewing 60617
Elston UMC* Pastor Hannah Kardon 5850 N Elston 60646
Family Empowerment Center Pastor Scott Manke 1533 W. Devon Avenue 60660
First Congregational Church Pastor Jose Rosa 1305 N. Hamlin 60651
Casa de Santidad* Pastor Pilar Alvarez 5300 S Maplewood Ave 60632
Emmanuel UMC* Pastor Jesus Molina 4256 N. Ridgeway Ave 60618
Generation to Generation UMC Pastor Ayla Samson 11731 S. Avenue O 60617
Iglesia Evangelica Emmanuel* Pastor Tony Mariscal 5016 W. Armitage 60639
Irving Park UMC* Pastor Catherine Pailey 3801 N Keeler 60641
Mision Crisitiana Elim* Pastor Oscar Arevalo 1615 W. Morse Avenue 60626
New Dimensions Pastor Rolando Othier 6115 W. Fullerton 60639
New Life Centers Pastor John 1410 N Springfield 60651
New Life NW Pastor David Marrero 5100 W. Diversey 60639
New Life Pilsen Pastor Robert Belfort 2512 S. Oakley 60608
New Vision Community Church* Pastor Josue Velazquez 2552 W 21st St 60608
Shalom Pastor Ernesto Betancourt 1400 N. Ridgeway Ave.   60651
Upper Room* Pastor Secundino Mendoza 1357 N California 60622
Victory Worship Center Pastor Chris Wallace 3750 N Neva Ave 60634

Family and Community Engagement
773-553-FACE (3223)

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Page Last Modified on Friday, April 15, 2016