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October 2012: THE BEGINNINGS
Starting Point Community Church started as Bible Study in the home of Pastor Jonathan. At the time, he was serving as a Youth Pastor at Iglesia Cristiana El Camino in Des Plaines, along with providing pulpit supply for Hispanic churches in Chicago, Berwyn, and Cicero. After having a conversation with a friend who no longer was attending a church and wanted to grow in his walk, Jonathan opened his home and began to meet weekly with three friends, Louie Chaparro, José Ocampo, and Tito Sibri.
April 2014: SPCC LAUNCHES
After the small group of 4 turned into 12 Pastor Jonathan was encouraged to start a church. After much prayer and guidance he proceeded to look for a permanent location along with recruiting others to help form his core team. Bianca Pulido and Chris Zamarriego joined Jonathan and his wife Emely as the leaders of what would eventually become Starting Point Community Church. With the help of individuals working within the denomination SPCC launched as a church in the Rockwell Community Center located in West Town, just east of Humboldt Park.
November 2015: THE MOVE TO BELMONT-CRAGIN
Pastor Jonathan always knew that the Rockwell Community Center was a temporary location and that some day the church would need to look into finding a permanent home. What he didn't realize was that that opportunity would come sooner rather than later. Dennis Conner, a mentor of Pastor Jonathan and an employee of IBSA, informed Pastor Jonathan that he was serving as an interim Pastor at Lamon Avenue Baptist Church and that he was overseeing the process of the LAMB's dissolving. He explained that the building would then be handed over to IBSA and in turn sold to a church plant that fits the context. All signs pointed to us and we made the move to Belmont-Cragin.
December 2016: PURCHASING THE BUILDING
With the plan in place for Starting Point Community Church to purchase the building, the leadership team began to fill out all the necessary paperwork. SPCC rented the facility for a year from the Baptist Foundation of Illinois, who at the time served as the temporary owners. Since the building was given to BFI it was sold to SPCC at a very affordable cost. Making it easier for SPCC to continue doing the work of the ministry without feeling the financial burden. Doug Morrow of BFI served a pivotal role in the process.
November 2019: THE MERGE
Iglesia Bautista de Erie joins Starting Point Community Church.
Today: ON MISSION
Starting Point Community Church continues to do the ministry within the local church and the community.
STARTING POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH
4851 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Sunday's @ 11:00 AM
Monday-Thursday @ 7:30 PM