First Evangelical Free Church

Experiencing Life in Jesus Chicago, IL
First Evangelical Free Church

Plan Your Visit

5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 561-4175


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Who We Are

Welcome to First Evangelical Free Church. We seek to serve our community as a witness to God’s love in Jesus Christ. We have a heart for our city and value things like relationships and creativity. We believe God has placed us in a strategic location where we can have a significant impact locally and globally.

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families, Lots of kids

Community Service, Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Missions, Yoga/Meditation, Dance, Nursery, Adult Education


Evangelical Free Church of America




Leadership View all

Bill Shereos

What Members Say Add your voice

  • Summerdale Free Church is part of my heritage! My Father and Mother met at Trinity Bible College and both attended this church in the late 1930's and my husband and I met the same way in the late 1950's. When I arrived from Texas my Father who was a Free Church Pastor called Pastor Arley Bragg and told him to look out for me and when I arrived Pastor and Mrs. Bragg had me over for Sunday dinner. I was soooo honored. Bob and I have many memories of Summerdale and were so excited when we read about First Free still have a successful ministry on N. Ashland Ave. God Bless All of You!!!!
  • First Free is a welcoming community of Jesus-followers on a mission to build urban disciples who themselves build disciples, by experiencing life in Christ. Come worship the God of the universe with us, and connect with our vision to share God's story through compassion and conversation. Won't you join in?
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