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Our History

Forty years ago Jay Stream had a dream. Maybe it was to create the perfect community or perhaps it was to make a financial killing by growing houses out of farmland. In either case he succeeded.

As he began his quest for Utopia, a minister friend from Wheaton challenged Mr. Stream to do something for the souls of the people in his new town. Within a year after completing his first house in the new subdivision, he began work on attracting new churches. He was even offering free property to congregations that would make Carol Stream their parish. One church that he contacted was First Baptist of Wheaton. Though First Baptist’s location was only a few miles from the hub of Carol Stream’s humble beginnings, in those days the intersection of Gary and Thunderbird seemed like it was in a different world from the well-rooted, tree-lined community of Wheaton. Besides, the church in Wheaton knew that Carol Stream needed to establish local churches which understood and ministered to the people of their own community. It is always best to worship with your neighbors.

First Baptist accepted the challenge to plant a congregation in the new community, but did not accept the offer for property. Instead, the church decided to start right where Carol Stream began. First the church met in a house at Gary and Thunderbird and then in the old library on Blackhawk. Finally, the new congregation purchased a model home/office of Mr. Stream and the Durable Development Company along with several adjacent lots. In 1961 the church building was erected and the Carol Stream Baptist Church became the first church building completed in Carol Stream.

For 32 years the Carol Stream church served the community through Sunday School, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, providing a polling place for voting, and even as a temporary classroom for the local public school during expansion. The church watched the first wave of families grow up and move out as well as the whole village population and boundaries swell.

In 1992 the Carol Stream church had a new beginning. The teaching, commitment to God’s Word, and burden for the Village stayed as it always had and the name was changed to Fellowship Church of Carol Stream. The tradition of a community-minded church went on with a renewed excitement and vision. Today Fellowship is made up of families and individuals from the Carol Stream area.

Located deep in the heart of Carol Stream near the intersection of Gary and Thunderbird, Fellowship Church carries on the tradition of a community-minded Church dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and the people of Carol Stream.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible . . . literally. That means, if the Bible says it, we believe it. Our goal is not to fashion the Bible after our attitudes and beliefs, but to see our lives align with the Word of God.

Statement of Faith (as contained in our Church Constitution)

Section 1. BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God, verbally inspired by God and inerrant in its original form, the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and the true basis of Christian union.

2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 3:16, Romans 3:2, Matthew 15:6, John 10:35, Hebrews 4:12

Section 2. GODHEAD

We believe in one GOD, Creator of all , holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4, John 6:27, Hebrews 1:8, Acts 5:3-4, Matthew 28:19

Section 3. CHRIST

We believe in the absolute deity of Christ, existing with the Father before the beginning. We believe He was born of a virgin, Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death for the sake of mankind, was bodily resurrected, and ascended to the right hand of God the Father, from which we eagerly await His personal and imminent return.

John 1:1, Matthew 1:16, Matthew 1:18-25, 1 John 1:9-2:2, Mark 16:19, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

Section 4. HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. He convicts concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment to come; and He regenerates, sanctifies, and illuminates all those who have received Jesus Christ as Savior. He gives spiritual gifts for service, some which being sign gifts, have ceased.

Acts 5:3-4, John 16:7-15, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Peter 4:10,

1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 1 Corinthians 13:8-10, Hebrews 2:4, Acts 2:43,

2 Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 2:20

Section 5. SATAN

We believe Satan exists, is the evil personality who brought sin to man, and is the enemy of God and man.

Genesis 3, Job 1, Revelation 20:7-10

Section 6. MAN

We believe man was divinely created in the image of God, but through the sin of Adam became utterly sinful and totally depraved in all aspects of his personality, thus incurring physical and spiritual death.

Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:1-24; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22


We believe regeneration is an act of the Holy Spirit, whereby those who are spiritually dead in sin are made alive. Through this new birth experience the believer's whole nature is renewed and he is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. This is the work of God's free and special grace alone.

Titus 3:4-7, John 3:3-8


We believe repentance is man's response to God, acknowledging himself a sinner, and accepting the forgiveness freely offered by Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:19, Luke 5:31-32

Section 9. FAITH

We believe saving faith is man's sole reliance on Christ's unique provision of salvation for his soul.

Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:30-31


We believe justification is the repentant and regenerated man's release from the guilt of sin and acceptance of man by God as righteous, through the atoning work of Christ on the cross.

Galatians 2:15-16, Romans 4:25


We believe no true believer will ever by lost, but salvation will be his eternally, even though he may disobey God's commands. While we do not condone sin, we believe fellowship with God can be restored through repentance.

Romans 8:35-39, John 10:27-30, Hebrews 13:5


We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, premillenial return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; and in the eternal blessings of the redeemed and the eternal punishment of the unregenerated soul.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Matthew 25:31-46

Section 13. ORDINANCES

We believe the New Testament teaches two ordinances to be practiced by the church. Those two being Baptism and the Lord's Supper.


Baptism by immersion is a one time event to follow a person's profession of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. Baptism is an outward picture of an inward change of heart.

Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 6:1-5


The Lord's Supper, consisting of the bread and the cup is for those professing faith in Christ for salvation. It is to be served and taken as frequently as the leadership of the church deems fit. the cup represents the shed blood of Christ and the bread symbolizes the broken body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Why We Exist

We believe the Bible. Our goal is not to fashion the Bible after our attitudes and beliefs, but to see our lives align with the Word of God. 

to make disciples of Jesus Christ..

to preach the Gospel from a humble and pure life...

We value Worship. Therefore, we seek to show God's great worth through holy living.

Contact Us

Pastor Phil Wood

Senior Pastor
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Main Office

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Weekly Schedule

          9:30 am - Morning Worship
          11 am - Sunday School (all ages)

          6:30 pm - Awana

          7 pm - Prayer Meeting

        6:30 pm- Fellowship Youth  
        7 pm - Women's Bible Study

          8 am - 
Men's Bible Study
          10 am - Community Outreach