Wheaton Bible Church
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|Wheaton Bible Church|
|Location||West Chicago, Illinois|
|Denomination||Non-Denominational, Evangelical Christian|
|Senior pastor(s)||Rob Bugh|
Wheaton Bible Church is an independent megachurch located in West Chicago, Illinois. Until 2008, the church was located in Wheaton, Illinois, and retained the geographically-oriented name when it relocated to a new campus. With this relocation the church has become more diverse and attracts attenders from across DuPage County and beyond.
Wheaton Bible Church consists of three congregations, Wheaton Bible Church and Iglesia del Pueblo in West Chicago and Tri-Village Church in Streamwood—sharing one board of elders. Wheaton Bible Church offers services in both traditional and contemporary worship styles. Iglesia del Pueblo is a Latino congregation with services in both English and Spanish.
The church was founded in the 1920s, and has an annual budget of $12 million, with over $2.2 million in support to global and local missions. This includes support of more than 90 career missionaries and mission partners in 40 countries. Locally, the church’s Puente del Pueblo outreach is the largest social service provider in West Chicago, with offices in the Timber Lake and Main Park apartments offering case management services for families, adult literacy programming, summer programs, and after school programming for children and youth. In addition, the church actively supports hunger ministries, partners with World Relief in refugee resettlement, and hosts an annual Carefest which involves thousands of volunteer service hours at local schools, individual homes, local ministry partners, and other not-for-profits.
The current senior pastor is Rob Bugh, who was called to the church in 1994. The church has more than 100 full- and part-time staff members, include teaching and outreach pastor, Lon Allison and Iglesia del Pueblo lead pastor, Hanibal Rodriguez.
It has a large and active ministry to Hispanic residents of the region, with a full offering of Spanish worship services and other common church programs offered by Spanish-speaking ministers.
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- "World Relief Partners with Wheaton Bible Church". Worldrelief.org. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "World Relief Dupage Aurora – Iraqi Refugees and American volunteers share faith, scripture". Worldreliefdupage.org. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
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