The Shining Light Apostolic Faith Church of God, Inc.

"But the path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Proverbs 4:18

Our Mission

To teach and preach the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ.  To equip men and women to shine the light of this glorious Gospel in a dark and sinful world.  To convince the world of sin, and to let them know that a Saviour was come into the world to seek and save them that are lost.  To tell the world that Jesus is God and that men everywhere must repent and be baptized in Jesus' name and be filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:38; Acts 2:4

 To promote living a sanctified life that is consistent with the Word of God.  To let a dying world know that there is hope in a hopeless world, that there is a way out of their situations, and that Jesus loves them.  To let a dying world know that Jesus can bring you from the guttermost and save you to the uttermost.

 It is also our mission to reach out to the community with this same gospel to help them, encourage them to a greater and better way of life, and to provide help in the time of need with prayer and other means of assistance when it is within our means to do so.

Our History

The Shining Light Apostolic Faith Church of God, Inc. was established on April 5, 1992 by Pastor Joe T. Gray, Sr. with his wife and three children in the living room of his home.  In June, 1992, the location of the church was moved to 2504 W 63rd Street on the great southside of Chicago.  At this location many souls were added and the church remained at this location for 6 years.

In 1998, the location of the church was moved to its present location of 1859 W. 59th Street.  The building was originally a lounge and had to be converted into a church.  Each year there were changes made in the church and each year the Lord blessed.  Members were added including ministers, elders, evangelists, mothers, missionary's, and youth.  We watched our babies grow into teens and adults who are viable members of the congregation.

In 2003, God blessed us to be able to purchase our building outright and we praised Him for all of his benefits toward us.  Our pastor was ordained a Bishop in the year of 2006  by Bishop D. L. Thompson of the Grace Deliverance International Ministries, and as our pastor rose to a new level so did we.

At present, we continue to growing and are expecting God to do exceeding, abundantly all that we can ask or think!  We are looking forward to obtaining more property, establishing a christian school and a accredited school of ministry.  It is our goal to establish this church as a driving force in the community and be that shining light in very dark world!



Sunday School         10:30 am

Morning Worship       10:00 am 

Evening Service          4:00 pm (5th Sun)


Prayer & Bible Class                       6:00 pm




Joy & Deliverance Service               7:00 pm

Last MONDAY of Month:

Youth Service                                  6:00 pm

All are welcome to any and all of our services!  See our Calendar for upcoming events