We are committed to equipping and resourcing the most powerful institution on earth.
No one was meant to live life alone.
Jesus wants to take you farther than you ever dreamed possible.
What We Believe
That there is one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals himself as Father, Son, and Spirit.
That the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are fully inspired by God and inerrantly reveal the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation.
That people are all sinners by both nature and act and need God’s forgiveness and cleansing.
That salvation through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; whoever repents and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ is forgiven, made new and saved from the control of sin.
That believers need the fullness of God’s Spirit in their hearts. When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, sanctifies us entirely, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.
That our Lord will return, and the dead will be raised to life, and the final judgment will take place.
That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost, but those who are in Christ Jesus shall ever be with the Lord.
Who We Are
Chicago First Church of the Nazarene was organized on August 28, 1904, in a tent on Lexington Avenue in Chicago.
In October, 1904 they purchased a church at 6417 Eggleston, Chicago, where they worshipped until 1912. We tore that building down and built a new one a half block down the street at 64th and Eggleston. The congregation worshipped at the Eggleston location until 1953 when a new church was built at 83rd and Damen. Chicago First Church worshipped in the city of Chicago for 70 years before moving to the present location at 12725 Bell Road, Lemont, Illinois in 1974.
And in 2020, in recognition of the community we ‘ve been building through various campuses and ministry centers throughout many Chicagoland neighborhoods, we renamed the church to First Nazarene (or First Naz for short). It’s a signal of our dedication to stay open to God’s leading and opportunities, to make an impact for His Kingdom, and to make a family for our members, our neighborhoods, and beyond.