Karibu (Welcome in Swahili)! O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! I am excited God has led you to visit our virtual church. As you visit our online church, I invite you to learn more about us, as well as our life-changing engagement as practicing Christians entitled: The SHIFT! As we celebrate God’s faithfulness during this our 100-year church anniversary, we are SHIFTING into A New Century, New Seasons, and New Ways of Living. I also invite you to learn who we are as disciples of Jesus the Christ, as it is our first priority. We strive to make Jesus’ words applicable to our lives, while showing the face of Jesus to everyone we meet. We do this by fighting for the least cared for, while continuing to unapologetically declare a war on educational disparities, hunger, mass incarceration, homelessness, food deserts, etc. Our faith family strongly believes that the local church must lead the charge in helping change the lives of all people, and you are welcomed to join us in this fight.

In an effort to meet a variety of worship needs, we offer two worship services. Our 7:45 a.m. Worship and Word (1st and 3rd Sundays only) is our 60 minutes non-traditional worship service. Our 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Glory Worship is a blending of traditional and contemporary worship. In addition, we offer Wednesday night classes through our West Point Christian Academy. Classes are offered throughout the year, and registration is recommended. For more information about classes, please contact our church office at 773-538-7590, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lastly, if you are without a place to call home, we would love to be your church family of faith, and I would LOVE to serve as your Pastor! To engage virtually, you can worship with us via live stream (on this homepage), as well as Facebook live. Our Facebook page is @thefaithfamilyofwestpointbaptistchurch. I love you.



Senior Pastor/ Teacher

As Senior Pastor/Teacher of The faith family of West Point Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Jakes has witnessed numerous spiritual, financial and administrative successes in the last fourteen years.

Starting Your Journey

After prayerful consideration, coupled with the Holy Spirit guiding you to unite with our local church family, your journey begins.

Prayer Request

Prayer helps us to grow spiritually. As we pray we begin to build an intimate relationship with God. Through prayer we appeal to God for his mercy, grace, and love.

Mission and Beliefs

The mission and purpose of The faith family of West Point Baptist Church is to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (St. Matthew 28:19). We meet this challenge through our worship, ministry and outreach.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Spiritual Gift Assessment

Romans 12:3 says, ``For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.``

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EACH WEDNESDAY from 6:45 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

When registering for a class submit your first and last name

Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes

Letting IT Go: Confronting the Difficulty of Forgiving

The Bible tells us to forgive. As a noble idea, it is often easier said than done. This class will offer tools to assist the student in confronting the difficulty of forgiveness, while learning how to “let it go” in time.

Bible, notebook, writing utensil

Pastor Denita Armstrong-Shaffer

Diving Deeper Into Bible Basics

This class will continue exploring each book of the Bible, as students dive deeper into Bible basics. Participants will take a closer look at the books of the Bible and engage the contents and contexts in a practical way.

Bible, notebook, writing utensil

Pastor Debra Wadlington-House

Overcoming Life’s Happenings with Grace

This class will address the expected and unexpected occurrences of life that aren’t pleasing, and how to use the ways of Jesus Christ and the Bible to recover or find restoration through God’s grace.

Bible, notebook, writing utensil

Sis. Sonya Marrero

Youth Character and Social Development through Christian Empowerment (ages 5-13)

These classes will review topics such as respect, responsibly, character, service and self-love, using the Bible as chief source. Children that are younger will have age appropriate activities for them to do as well.

Pastor ViMatice Jackson

The Art of War for Spiritual Battles

Spiritual warfare is real, and to know how to engage in this battle, students will be given tools to withstand the wiles of the enemy, both personally and socially. The topics will include: counting the costs before battle; enforcing your authority as you wage your prayer campaign; maneuvering in the field; knowing when to attack and when to retreat.

The Art of War for Spiritual Battles by Cindy Trimm
(amazon.com or Harvest Christian Bookstore on 107th and Western or Barnes & Noble), Bible, notebook, writing utensil

Deacon Erica B. Davis

Living Single 2—Sitcom or Reality

TThis course involves the continued examination of aspects of living life as a single person and how to most effectively manage doing so from a biblical perspective. We will look at singleness, relationships, money, sex, emotions, children, happiness, myths, and more, while exploring the truth about “living a single life.”

Bible, notebook, writing utensil


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dr. L. Bernard Jakes

Before You’ve Got What You’ve Gotten

Scripture Lesson

Scripture Lesson:
Psalm 30:1-5 (NKJV)

I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. 3 O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

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Worship Times

Sunday Morning Worship:
7:45 am (1st and 3rd Sundays)
& 10:00 am

Bible Study:
Wednesday in the Word
7:00 pm

Contact Information



3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, Il 60653


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