Welcome to Chicago Swahili Chapel

We Are Home


We come together to rejoice and celebrate with love all that God has done in our lives.


We are a community that has become a family under the eternal blessings of God.


We proclaim Glory to God through spirit transformed lives by the beauty of the Gospel.


We are here to celebrate the African community and their friends in the Diaspora.

Women's Ministry

A dedicated ministry for women who host a Sunday service once a month. We reach out to the community and support one another.

Men's Ministry

A dedicated ministry for men who host a Sunday service once a quarter. We draw men together to create community and worship God together.

Sunday School/Children's Ministry

A place for the community's children to get together and learn about God and their culture. They are taught the Bible and African languages like Kiswahili.

Prayer Ministry

We pray for one another and support one another with the word of God.


Frequently Asks Questions

Information about who we are and what we are about.

  1. Sunday Service starts at noon at Lombard Bible Church. During the Covid 19 shelter in place season we meet online at 10 a.m.
  1. Lombard Bible Church, 111 S Park Ave, Lombard, IL 60148
  1. We are fulfilling the Great Commission with Excellence serving people God's way
  1. Spiritual Exploration: The Chicago Swahili Chapel explores the opportunity to be spiritually nurtured by the grace of God and to care for one another in love as we collaboratively walk together this journey of faith. (2nd Peter 3:18).
  2. Faith Formation: As a community of saints, the Chicago Swahili Chapel shall challenge and strengthen each other’s Christian faith formation through sound biblical teachings and Holy Spirit-guided discussions and through words that are seasoned with Psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit and with love (Ephesians 5:19)
  3. Inclusion of All: At Chicago Swahili Chapel we value our personal differences as a people and a community whose origin is from the different corners of Africa and the world in general. We resolve to love one another and to respect individual experiences and differences as we lift each other and hold each other accountable to holy living for he who has called us is holy and to the obedience of the teachings of the Scriptures (1st Peter 1:15).
  4. Social Justice: At the Chicago Swahili Chapel we are empowered by the grace of God and express our faith by following the example of Jesus Christ, we speak his truth as revealed in the Scriptures. We challenge each other and advocate for the amendment of our social and cultural structures that perpetuate unfair and unjust practices for we are all created equal and loved the same way as the Children of God (Genesis 1:26- 2:1).
  5. Community: We at Chicago Chapel strife to build a faith community where the congregation members work together and support each other toward common goals and the success of the family unit. We believe in the structures that God has set in place and the leadership of the church and we resolve to honor the structures that God has put in place in the order of his creation to thrive and to experience life in full and thus we model our community after Ephesians 4:1-16 and 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31).
  6. Celebration: With the generosity of spirit, we rejoice in our love of God and our love for one another and our community in the Diaspora as we set an example for our posterity (Deuteronomy 11:19; Deuteronomy 6:7).

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