Thinking about visiting Rhema Word Church for the first time?

Or maybe you just haven’t been in a while?

Or maybe you’ve been a few times but you’d like to connect with someone, ask a few questions, tour the church and meet with some key staff and leaders?

Schedule your visit now and we’ll:

  • Reserve a parking spot for you up front
  • Meet you in the parking lot
  • Introduce you around
  • Give you a tour of the church
  • Reserve seats for you in the service of your choosing

So click the button and schedule your visit for this Sunday. We can’t wait to meet you.

Our Pastor

In August 1995, Bishop-Designate Brackett accepted the call to Pastor Rhema Word Church in the heart of the Austin Community on the west side of Chicago. Since his arrival, the Ministry has advanced on many new fronts providing an extraordinary experience for everyone, especially the unchurched keeping worship, word, and witness at the center.

Now, 22 years later, with services in Chicago and online, hundreds call Rhema Word Church Home, and lives are changed daily.

Hundreds of people are reached every year by our outreaches like our pantry, clothing give-a-way, thanksgiving food drive, Christmas Toy Drive, and EquipCities Job Readiness Program.

The vision of Rhema Word Church is: HELP PEOPLE GROW

Service Times

Sundays @ 10:30AM

Rhema Word Church
5460 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60644


What We Believe

The Scriptures: We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original writings. The Bible being the revealed Word of God is the ground and foundation from which all claims of truth shall be substantiated. The Word of God is alive and quick! Through God’s sovereign hand, the Scriptures have been preserved and are the supreme and final authority.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12)


God: We believe that there is only one true and living God existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is a distinct Person, but all of one essence and all having the same nature, perfection, and attributes, and each is worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence, and obedience. (Genesis 1:1-3, 26; Matthew 3:16,17; John 1:1,14, 10:30, 14:26, 15:26; Matthew 28:19)


Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, shed His blood on Calvary in our place, was buried, rose again and ascended to the Father according to the Scriptures.
(Luke 1:26-33, 22:20, 24:46) 


Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, God and co-existent with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the Chief Agent in the regeneration of the soul, the Chief Convictor of sin, and the Chief Comforter of the believer. Simultaneous with regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently indwells him and seals him in salvation for all eternity. The Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts to the believer.
(John 16:1-13; Acts 5:3-4; Titus 3:5; Matthew 3:11; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Corinthians


Man: We believe that man is the direct creation of God – body, soul, and spirit. Therefore, man is not in any way a result of evolution, but is made in God’s image. The sin and fall of Adam resulted in the fall of creation and mankind both physically and spiritually.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10, 5:12, 8:18-23)


Salvation: We believe that all who, in faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God. Salvation involves redemption, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
(Ephesians 1:7; Romans 10:9-10, 5:7-11; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22; John 17:16-22; II Corinthians 5:17; I Corinthians 6:19)


Eternal Security: We believe that salvation is not only a gift from God but is sustained by Him as well. Salvation is wholly of the Lord, apart from the works of man. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer and seals him in salvation for all eternity. Therefore, the believer shall be kept by the power of God through faith.
(John 3:16, 10:27-29, 14:16-17, 26; Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6; I Peter 1:5; Jude 24-25)

It would be our pleasure to host you at Rhema Word Church

If you’d like to attend a service, inquire about any of the ministries we offer, or experience a tour of our property, we’d love to accommodate you. Simply email me at and we can help you.

God Bless,