History

Philadelphia Church has been founded in 1973 by pastor George W. Galis with a group of 35 Romanian immigrants. During its history, the church met in four different buildings, worshiping in the current location since 1994. Phila Church has had three senior pastors: George W. Galis, Peter Lascau and Florin T. Cimpean. Philadelphia Church is affiliated with Church of God based in Cleveland, TN.


From the beginning the church has become a haven for Romanians who escaped communist Romania to find a new life and freedom in the United States. During all of these years, Philadelphia Church has been at the forefront of innovation, creativity and profound spirituality. It has become an open door and a welcoming home for thousands of believers. Phila Church has always been recognized for its worship excellence, the centrality of the word, the friendly environment, and the missionary vision.


Philadelphia Church exists for the glory of God and strives to offer a place where unbelievers find salvation and believers become strengthened through training and fellowship, as influencers in church and society. Our vision is to be a spiritual and relevant church in this generation, impacting our community and taking the gospel around of the world.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

TO HONOR GOD THROUGH WORSHIP

TO IMITATE HIM THROUGH MINISTRY

TO BECOME A COMMUNITY THROUGH FELLOWSHIP

TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION THROUGH MISSION

TO BECOME LIKE HIM THROUGH MATURITY

FAQ

5.

What is the Pentecost?

 

Pentecost means Fiftieth in Greek, the Feast of Weeks in Judaism

4.

Where does the name Pentecostal come from?

 

It comes from the word Pentecost – Found in Acts 2

3.

When was the church founded?

Philadelphia Church was founded in 1973

2.

What does the name Philadelphia stand for?

Brotherly Love

1.

Where does the name Philadelphia come from?

 

Revelation 3:7-13

6.

What is a distinctive Pentecostal teaching?

Baptism with the Holy Spirit & Speaking in tongues. Pentecostalism is the second largest Christian movement after Catholicism

WHAT WE BELIEVE

In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

 

In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

 

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

 

That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

 

In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.

 

Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.

 

In the baptism with the Holy Spirit subsequent to a clean heart.

 

In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

 

In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

 

Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

 

In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.

 

In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

 

In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

P

Personal Growth

“Love the Lord your God
with all your heart, soul, and mind.”

U

Unity

It’s not about me!

L

Loyalty

Commitment: "Anyone who puts a
hand to the plow and then looks back is not
fit for the Kingdom of God."

S

Service

Secure people serve!

E

Excellence

Jesus deserves the best!

1713 W Sunnyside
Chicago, IL 60640

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