Shepherding God's People
Chinese Baptist Church of
NorthWest Suburbs


4242 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Be Prepared for any good work
2 Timothy 2:20-21

提摩太 後書 2:20-21
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We are located next to the Marathon gas station

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  1. North Route 53/I-290
  2. Exit Kirchoff - Turn Left
  3. Turn right after Marathon gas station


  1. South Route 53
  2. Exit Euclid Ave West
  3. Immediately turn left on Hicks Rd
  4. Turn right before Marathan gas station

Mission Statement:
The purpose of our existence is to build a community of disciples of Christ who:

  1. Worships in Spirit and Truth
  2. Grows into Christ-Like Maturity
  3. Ministers with the Spirit's Power and Gift
  4. Commits to the cause of Christ
  5. Demonstrates the Love of God

Our Statement of Faith:
We uphold the "Baptist Faith and Message" of 2000, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention

The Chinese Baptist Church of Northwest Suburbs (CBCNWS) was founded in September of 1980 by Pastor Wing Shu Lam as the Chinese Mission of the First Baptist Church of Palatine. Between December, 1986 and September, 1987, CBCNWS held worship services in a rented room of the Winston Park Public School. In September, 1987, God poured out His blessings on our Church and granted the purchase of 1640 S. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights as our first Church building. We held our first worship service in the new building on September 27, 1987. Later that year, CBCNWS was officially recognized as a non-profit organization in the State of Illinois, and a Dedication Service was held on December 5, 1987.

Pastor Lam continued to shepherd the Church until April, 1990. He resigned at that time to prepare for ministry in Hong Kong. In May, 1991, CBCNWS installed Pastor Benjamin Tam, formerly Assistant Pastor at the Chicago Chinese Baptist Church in Chicago.

God continued to bless our Church and increased our numbers. In 1992, a Church Building Committee was formed to find our bigger second home. In 1995, the 1640 S. Arlington Heights building was sold and God granted the purchase of our present building at 4242 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. While the new building was under remodeling, we held temporary worship services at the Golf Road Baptist Church in Mt. Prospect. On December 17, 1995, CBCNWS held its first worship service in our new spiritual home at 4242 Kirchoff Road. On January 20, 1996, a Dedication Service for our new and current building was held.

Dr. Chi Chuen Lau joined our pastoral staff in February 2002 as our Pastoral Assistant. He went on to pastor another church and now has returned as the part time Christian Education worker.

Throughout our existence, God has watched over us and blessed us in our many ministries, including Sunday school, fellowships, outreach, mission, etc. We look forward to having you come and help us build a community of God's people that God expects us to be.

Benjamin Tam was born in Hong Kong and brought up in a godly family. He came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He grew in faith under the ministry of Rev. John Ling in Philadelphia's Chinese Christian Church and Center. It was in college that Benjamin received his calling to the ministry; he then received his training at Philadelphia's Westminster Seminary and Chicago's Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

One word that sums up Benjamin's heart: "thankful." Benjamin couldn't thank God enough for three things: (1) for His grace to him through Christ Jesus, (2) for blessing him with his wife (Linda), children (Ruth, Anna, Laura, Joseph), and his 4 older siblings and an increasing number of nephews and nieces, and (3) for surrounding him with the most precious congregation of Chinese Baptist Church of Northwest Suburbs. Besides the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, Pastor Tam wants the whole world to know that he has got the best family in the world.

Believing there is strength and that greater work can be accomplished through the voluntary association with other churches of like faith and order, this Church is affiliated with:

  • The Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association
  • The Illinois State Baptist Association
  • The Southern Baptist Convention