Pastor Charlie Heffelfinger with wife Sarah and children, Charlie (11), Rachel (9), Judah (5) and John Michael (2).

Meet the Pastor

We are a non-denominational church that firmly believes in the teaching of the whole Bible in a systematic way. We stress expository teaching, teaching of the Word of God verse by verse, chapter by chapter.  We stress living in the power of the Holy Spirit, as this is the only way to live a victorious Christian walk. We also stress God's grace and what that looks like in the life of a believer.

We are a recent church plant that started in March of 2014. By the grace of God we were able to purchase our own building in October 2019, which is located at 1123 Harlem Rd in Machesney Park. We meet weekly on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights (with childcare available). We are very excited and blessed to see the work the Lord has done and is doing through the teaching of His Word. 


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1123 Harlem Rd. Machesney Park, Illinois

​​Pastor Charlie Heffelfinger grew up in the small town of Monroe, Wisconsin.​ He was greatly influenced by the teaching of Chuck Smith (founder of Calvary Chapel) and burdened by the lack of verse by verse teaching in the churches of the Midwest. After serving in Calvary Chapel Pocatello, Idaho for about 10 years, Pastor Charlie and his family moved out to Rockford to start a Calvary Chapel.

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