A ministry where people help people, teaching the "Real Truths" of "His Holy Word"
GCWC is a bible-based community church that teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the changing and renewing of lives. We strive to emulate the practices of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through faith and the ministry of love. We believe that when it comes to understanding God, living a happier life, and making the world a better place, that spending time in God's presence and learning the 'real truths' of His word is imperative.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind. That ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
The above scripture expresses what we strive for in this life. We do all that we can to make this a reality in our lives and hopefully yours. God has given us Grace and Salvation. Acceptance and obedience is all that he asks of us in return.
GCWC has various ministries that will allow you to fulfill God's purpose for your life in Christian service as well as a variety of activities that promote spiritual growth, fellowship and Kingdom advancement.
This is a place where we understand that we are neither a perfect church nor a perfect people, but that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
In His Service,
Pastor Carl Mabins
Pastor Mabins is happily married to Lady Gina Mabins; and is a father of five children. He began serving God’s purpose for his life at an early age as a church musician at the People’s Church of the Harvest, C.O.G.I.C. of Chicago, Illinois. He served there for eighteen years under the pastorate of Dr. Michael Eaddy. Later God led Pastor Mabins to use his gift at a higher level to take on new challenges, and in September 1989 he organized one of Chicagoland's most well – known choirs, “Changed Ministries”. During “Changed Ministries” twenty-three year tenure, they graced the gospel music community with love, passion and the desire to spread God's Word through their uplifting musical concerts. Under Pastor Mabins leadership, Changed Ministries also recorded two gospel CDs, “He’ll Never Forsake You” and “Going through the Motions”.
Continuing in his dedication to Christ, he accepted his call into the ministry under the leadership of Pastor Eaddy, and was later appointed as the Youth Minister of Proviso Missionary Baptist Church in Maywood, Illinois under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Claude Porter. Having served faithfully and productively for two years as the youth minister, he was later ordained in April 2002 as Youth Pastor at Proviso Missionary Baptist Church and fruitfully served an additional seven years in that ministry.
Because of his obedience, God heightened His desire and vision in Pastor Mabins' heart, and on October 4, 2009 God’s Congregation Worship Center (hereinafter referred to as G.C.W.C.) opened its doors to the Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace and Lombard communities.