Welcome to a new partner in the FiveStone Churches network: Christian Fellowship Church in Itasca, Ill. The church is devoted to Worship, Serve and Grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and others.
Said Senior Pastor Lucas O’Neill: Our partnership with FiveStone Churches will give our fledgling church a chance to get better and stronger. It’s hard to do that by ourselves. We don’t want to do that work alone.
The church website's Who We Are section paints a picture of the church’s work:
Teaching Christ: learning what the Bible says and how it points us to redemption in Jesus.
Reaching Children: passing to our children a love for Jesus and each other.
Building Friendships: sharing our lives through lasting friendships in the family of God.
Addressing Needs: in the humility of Christ, putting others’ interests before our own by identifying and addressing practical needs.
Praying Together: interceding for life transformation and practical needs.
Sharing Christ: finding ways to communicate the gospel to unbelievers in our community.
Lucas and his wife, Tina, have one daughter and two sons: Raquel, 9 years old; Elias, 6; and Lincoln, 3.
In addition to his pastoring role, Lucas teaches homiletics as an adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and is working on a doctor of ministry degree in preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.