@ Ignite Church Planting

Projects: 2017 and Beyond

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Engage Christian Church, Oak Park, IL
Lead Pastor Dawayne Choice
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2015 - 2016:
RiverStone Christian Church, Oregon, IL
Launched March 20, 2016.
Craig Arnold, Church Planter
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Great Lakes Fellowship, Glen Ellyn, IL
Launch scheduled for Fall 2015.
Dave Jenkins, Church Planter
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2010 – 2014:
Lifeline Christian Church, Algonquin, IL
Dave Rudin, Church Planter.

The Anchor Christian Church, Bensenville, IL

Journey Christian Church, Elmhurst, IL
Steve Baker, Church Planter.

Quest Christian Church, Arlington Heights, IL
Ed Taylor, Church Planter.

Gente Unida, Joliet, IL
Adrian Alarcon, Church Planter.

Community Christian, Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

Community Christian, Edgewater, Chicago, IL

Community Christian, Lincoln Park / Old Town, Chicago, IL

The Underground Network, Chicago, IL
Mark Willis, Network Leader.

Dawayne and Saylease Choice

Church Planters, Oak Park, IL

Dawayne was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, IL. He began serving full time in ministry in Marion IN after graduating in 2000 from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2006 Dawayne married the love of his life, Saylease. Saylease has her M.A.E. in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about working with children and shepherding young couples. In 2007 Dawayne embraced his call to Pastoral Ministry which he thought would lead to an established church, until his heart was gripped to return home after 20 years to plant Engage Christian Church in Oak Park IL. Dawayne and Saylease hope to serve and minister to families in their community and be a light that shines in a dark world all around them.

Craig & Sarah Arnold

Church Planters, Oregon IL

My wife and I are 2010 graduates of Lincoln Christian University. We moved to Montezuma, IN soon after our wedding to pastor a church. It was at Montezuma Christian Church that God began developing within me a planter’s heart. After 4 years, Sarah and I welcomed our daughter, Norah in 2014. It was also at this stage that God called us to partner with Ignite Church Planting to potentially reach 53,000 people in Ogle County, Illinois. We felt the call and we chose to follow. Now we are excited to see RiverStone Christian Church be the Church that Ogle County needs by bringing people to a foundation of hope in Jesus!

Dave and Jana Jenkins

Church Planters, Glen Ellyn IL

Dave and Jana Jenkins came to Chicagoland after 19 years of church planting in East Africa. God gave them a gift to start new endeavors. They were part of the missionary team that rebooted a Restoration movement missionary presence in Uganda after a 21 year absence. In Rwanda they were able to initiate one of the more influential churches in post-genocide Rwanda, Christ’s Church of Rwanda; and launch Kigali International Community School to serve returning Diaspora families and missionaries. They believe there are 5,000 to 10,000 East African Diaspora in Chicagoland, and hope to shepherd them into a multi-cultural church.

If you have any questions or comments, contact Lance Hurley, Executive Director of Ignite Church Planting at (815.685.1939) or by email at