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About Our Ministry

About Our Ministry

The Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, under the leadership of Pastor James T. Meeks, serves as a beacon of peace and hope for the Chicagoland area. As the largest African American church in the state with over 20,000 members, our compassion and concern enable us to serve people from all walks of life. As a “Church Without Walls,” we go beyond the four...

Media Schedule 2014

Media Schedule 2014

Watch us live on  WJYS-TV Chicago: Sundays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Wednesdays: 7:00 pm Please check your local listings for the cable channel in your area. You can also stream our services on the Internet by clicking the Live Services button on our homepage (http://www.sbcoc.org/salem) on: Sundays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Wednesdays at 7:00 pm All times...

Our History

On Sunday, January 13, 1985, 193 people gathered at the Shiloh Baptist Church – 4840 South Dorchester. Under the direction of Rev. Gordon A. Humphrey, the group’s prayerful purpose was the organization of a new church family. After the official proceedings, the group elected Rev. James T. Meeks to serve as pastor. Rev. Meeks’ first official act was to...

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