PARKVIEW CHURCH welcomes new pastor, THE REV. DR. JOHN PAUL POWELL on Sunday November 6, with 10:30am worship hour and a festive potluck reception luncheon following. This historic congregation at Oak Park and Jackson,across the street from Fox Park, has served Chicago actively for over 150 years.PPC now celebrates Biblical Preaching, Classical Worship, Caring Fellowship and active Servant-Leadership! Come join us for this spiritual refreshment!

PASTOR JOHN has just moved to Chicago after over 10 years as senior pastor of Pt.Loma Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego, where he was pastor to the Mayor of San Diego. A third generation pastor and graduate of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena with his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, he has served congregations in Oregon, Southern California, Texas and Pittsburgh, for over 45 years. Active in International Missions, having circled the world twice, he is an ardent reader, weaving cinema and life experiences into his biblical messages, with ‘energy, intelligence, imagination and love’.

His wife, the Rev. Dr. Pamela Powell, has been a pastor and Seminary professor in Pittsburgh and San Diego. John and Pam have three grown married children and seven grandchildren with two on the way. One son practices law in Los Angeles,another is a Senior Pastor in Texas, and daughter, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt, teaches Theology and History of Christianity at Wheaton College.

Upcoming Parkview Events include the November 6 Celebration at 10:30, the December 11 th Potluck/Christmas Program at 5pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight worship at 6 pm, and Christmas Morning worship service at 10:30am!For more info, contact us at 708.386.7151 or on Facebook or Pastor John at


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