First Church of Deliverance

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Walter T. Bailey's First Church of Deliverance in 2009.

First Church of Deliverance is a landmark Spiritual church located at 4315 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, USA. First Church of Deliverance was founded by Reverend Clarence H. Cobbs May 8, 1929. The church began with 9 members and held its first service in the basement of his mother's home located in the Bronzeville area on the south side of Chicago. The church was built in 1939 by Walter T. Bailey, and two towers were added to it in 1946 by Kocher, Buss & DeKlerk. It is a rare example of the Streamline Moderne design being used for a house of worship, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 5, 1994.[1]


  1. ^ "First Church of Deliverance". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

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