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At Camelback, we grow our love for Christ together by centering on the gospel. We live the love of Christ together by caring for each other in gentle relationships. We extend the love of Christ together by telling others about Jesus.
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Caring for each other in gentle relationships. Doing life together. Learning the Bible and theology. Serving one another with our gifts. Equipping and encouraging leaders.


Centering on the gospel. Worshiping God with joyful reverence. Hearing Christ-centered preaching. Asking Jesus to do great things. Giving generously to Jesus’ work.


Telling others about Jesus. Living with Jesus’ compassion. Pursuing the renewal of all things in Christ. Planting churches in our city. Partnering in world evangelism.

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Meet Dr. Jim Johnston

My wife, Lisa, and I are so happy to be part of the Camelback family.

I began following Jesus as a young boy in Minnesota, and we soon moved back to France where my parents served as missionaries. Some of my earliest memories are waking up early and heading downstairs to read the Bible with my dad on his lap.

We moved from France to Deerfield, IL while I was in grade school, so I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. I attended Wheaton College (1988) and went on to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for a M.Div. and eventually a Ph.D. (New Testament). Our family spent a memorable year at Tyndale House, Cambridge, where I worked on my dissertation. I have been a pastor for some 30 years.



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people's stories


“A Testimony Of God’s Work”, by Catherine Phillips

Most recently God has been working in my life teaching me to only rely on His word for everything. I can’t go based on feelings or emotions. Raising a family can be challenging but looking to Christ for everything is the only way to find true joy in the difficult times. Teaching and loving my children at home has taught me so much about the true love of Christ. He was selfless and gave of himself, while we were sinners! So I want to follow his example and do the same for my children. They (as am I) are in desperate need of the gospel and I have the privilege of sharing it with them every day as we play, learn, and “do life.”

“A Testimony of God’s Work”, by Erick Holm

Over the last couple of years, the Lord’s been working in my heart in understanding the role of what it means to be a man of God, what it means to lead my family and continually point my family to Christ. So, I really just think about what a privilege it is to be a dad and to be a husband, by God’s grace. I’ll be held accountable for where the boys are, in a sense, when it comes to their relationship with Christ and with Megan, so hopefully they will see the Lord in our marriage. I think I see the need on a daily basis that Megan and I have – how we need Christ in order to love the kids and not get frustrated with them and angry with them, and also to help the kids see their need and their hearts.

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Sunday Services
Classical Service – 9:00 am
Contemporary Service – 11:00 am