Senior Pastor
J. Eric Kelsie, MDiv
To cultivate an inclusive body of biblical believers who continue to grow in Christ, as we love, serve, and fellowship with the community and each other.
God calls this church to be a witness for Jesus Christ, a creative model of Christian worship, a loving example of Christian fellowship, and a humble servant to the community, the nation, and the world in which we live.
In word and deed, we are committed to continuing Jesus’ ministry of spiritual and physical liberation to the disadvantaged, the weak, and the downtrodden. We understand that our role is pastoral, priestly and prophetic as we strive to heal personal hurts and pains, as well as challenge social structures and systems that oppress and that prevent people from realizing their full God given potential.


Morning Worship Prayer @ 9:15am
Service: 10:00 am – Live Stream via Facebook
Third Sunday: Corporate Prayer
Prayer & Service
Bible Study 7PM via Zoom
Reflective Bible Study Service:
Postponed Until Further Notice
Woke Bible Study is currently on sabbatical as it is being retooled
Televised on CAN/TV Chicago Channel 36
Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
Thursdays @
Cable 25
Tuesday @ 7:00pm



There are no upcoming events at this time. Check back for future events.


ZFCBC Weekly Services
Our in-person service begins with prayer at 9:15 am, Worship service resumes at 10:00 am.  Sunday’s service will be live streamed on Facebook at 10:30 am.

Men’s Month

In June we will be celebrating “Men’s Month 2024”, this year’s theme is “Build The Alternative”, John 10:10, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
  • June 2nd: Elder Sherard Jones, speaker
  • June 9th: Rev. Dr. Raymond Allen, speaker / Pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, New York
  • June 16th: Pastor Eric Kelsie, speaker / Father’s Day
  • June 23rd: Minister Jamal Fridge, speaker / Deacon Charley Lane, honoree
  • June 30th: Rev. Dr. Danjuma Gibson, speaker / Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling at Calvin Theological Seminary


The South Side Arts Consortium continues to partner with Marcus Garvey Elementary School, located in Washington Heights Community.  This past year Monica Guidry Kelsie facilitated an art activity in Lori Guidry’s classroom with her students. Students learned color theory, explored color mixing and created still life paintings on canvas.

Outreach Ministry

The Olive Branch Mission is seeking donations of twin size flat sheets (any color), twin size blankets and full-size toiletries (body wash, lotion, tooth paste, mouth wash). Let’s be a blessing to the OBM residents. Please place all donations in the designated storage container. Thank you in advance. If you have any questions, see Sis. Christine Pollard.
ZFCBC Christian Education & Formation

ZFCBC Christian Education & Formation will resume at a later date. Stay tuned for more information.  If you have any questions, see Deacon Kothyn Alexander. Showers of Blessings!


Beta Pi Sigma

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter’s Ruth A. Loggins Scholarship Breakfast will be held on June 22, 2024 at the Hilton Oak Lawn.  For more information, please see Sis. Christine Pollard.

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies. Order forms are available in the foyer at the information desk. Please contact Dominique Brown at 773-230-0124 with any questions.

Announcement Request

To have an announcement read on Sunday, complete and submit an Announcement Request Form, available at the kiosk in the hall. Return the completed form to the Admin Office or you can email us at Please submit 2 weeks ahead of announcement date.

Member Information Update

The Admin Office is updating ZFCBC Members information. Please check with the Admin Office to update your contact information. If any member has not received a birthday card from ZFCBC, please complete your membership card.

ZFC House Reminders

  • No Recording Devices
  • Place phones on mute or turn them off
  • Parents, please escort your children to and from the bathroom
ZFC June Birthdays
  • Vernita Lane, 1st
  • Carmen Foster, 11th
  • Carmella Foster, 11th