The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Grow at The Orchard Arlington Heights, IL
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Plan Your Visit

1330 N Douglas Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

(847) 392-4840


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Who We Are

The mission of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church is to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world-transforming believers through the Gospel in the greater Chicago area and around the world. The Orchard is one congregation worshiping in four communities which serve the greater Chicago area.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Conservative, Multigenerational, Young, Young families, Lots of kids

Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Preschool

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Bluegrass, Praise and Worship

Evangelical Free Church of America


English, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Romanian


Our Services

What are services like?
At our Arlington Heights Campus, we offer two styles of worship. The classic worship service, available at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m., features a choir and orchestra, The contemporary service features a worship band at 11 a.m.

What is the community like?
The Orchard is a place for anyone - young or old, single or married. Our multi-cultural ministries serve fourteen cultural groups: Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.

What if I'm not a Christian?
No matter what your background, you are welcome at The Orchard. Come and discover - in a new way - the Good News found in the whole Bible.

Leadership View all

Colin  Smith

Colin Smith

Pastor Colin Smith was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He trained at London School of Theology, where he met his wife, Karen. He served as pastor of Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years before coming to The Orchard in 1996. Serving as pastor, he has brought a strong emphasis on God's Word, has helped the church develop a vision for the future and has encouraged and taught young preachers. Colin and Karen have two sons, Andrew and David.

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