Evangelical Friends Church of Chicago (formerly Blue Island) Templo de los Amigos
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Brief History of the Church:  This group now in Chicago was established in December of 1984 and was registered with the state in the same month.  The church has celebrated more than 200 monthly meetings and we had a rented facility where we originally met in Blue Island, IL - just outside of Chicago.  In October of 2007, founding pastor Ovidio Ipiña went to be with the Lord and the church carried on sharing the ministry responsibilities until brother Rolando Casasola entered as pastor for a year between 2010 and 2011.  In October of 2011, Omar and Arlene Castillo were named as pastors, and in 2013 we moved to our current location in Chicago.

Place:  10749 S. Artesian
     Chicago, IL 60655 
     Tel:  630-675-6372
     Celular:  708-473-5087

Directing Ministers:  Omar and Arlene Castillo
Email: AeIpina at

Number of Members:  23
Number in Attendence:  45
Services:  3 each week
    Sunday:   10:30 a.m.
    Tuesday:    6 p.m.
    Thrusday:  6 p.m.

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Special Projects:
  • To purchase a church facility.
  • A couples group that meets each month; the new cells that meet in homes; and the men's and women's groups.
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