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First Church of Deliverance


4315 S. Wabash Ave.
Visitors will enter the Church on the right and exit from the left.




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4:30pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1:30pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Walter T. Bailey, 1939



Illinois' first licensed African American architect designed this rare Streamline Moderne church, undoubtedly one of the most unique in Chicago. The two towers were added in 1946. The congregation is notable for being important to the development of gospel music, broadcasting church services for more than 80 years, the longest continuous program of its kind. The church's eclectic decor extends from a suspended multi-colored illuminated cross to a collection of notable murals and carved wooden doors by the acclaimed Chicago artist Fred D. Jones.

Visitor Experience

Church volunteers and signage will provide visitors with historic information about the building, with background music illustrating the congregation's role in developing and broadcasting the Gospel sound.