Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Grand Avenue is an independent Christian Church that is part of a world-wide fellowship of churches commonly called Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. This fellowship is not a denomination, but a means of association with similar autonomous local churches to support common areas such as missions, service camps, and Christian higher education.

Where we come from

We have a long history of serving the Southern IL community. It all started on Jan 11, 1959 with the very first church service held in the Carbondale Community Center. After a year and a half we purchased land and built Western Heights Christian Church in 1960. Then in 2005, having outgrown the building, we started construction on Grand Avenue Christian Church.

Where we're headed


Glorify God and Make Disciples!

The Great Commission: (Matthew 28:16-20) "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'”

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Grand Avenue Christian Church. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Grand Avenue family.