Committed Churches. Better Together.

Reach Chicago is a network of EFCA churches committed to advancing the Gospel through church planting. Our churches are located in Lake, Cook & McHenry Counties. We believe that as we work to glorify God through church planting, we are more effective together than we are alone.

The following member churches of Reach Chicago Northwest have committed to participating in planting churches together. Reach Chicago Northwest Chapter is led by Cabot Ashwill. Reach Chicago City Chapter is led by Jason Lancaster. 

Northwest Chapter

Cabot Ashwill, Director

Member Churches


Crystal Lake EFCA

Hope Community Church

Lakeland Church

LifeSpring Community Church (planted in 2010)

Living Grace

Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church

The Bridge-Algonquin (planted in 2015)

Village Church of Barrington

Church Plants

Total Life – Justin Searles

The Village Church of Chicago – Matt Solie

Good News – Mitch Kirchmeyer

City Chapter

Jason Lancaster, Director

Member Churches

Agape Chicago (planted in 2012)

Christian Fellowship

Evanston Bible Fellowship

The Brook (planted in 2013)

Village Church of Oak Park (planted in 2012)

Church Plants

Chicago Gospel Fellowship – Tim Ophus

The Village Church of Chicago – Matt Solie