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Our Staff

Elder Herbert Purkett Jr

Mother Evonia Purkett
    Mother of the Church

Elder James Allen
    Associate Elder

Missionary Rosie Martin
    District Missionary

Elder LaVincent Terry
    Staff Minister

Deacon Phillip Purkett
    Minister of Music

Judi Purkett

LogoNew Mission Temple Church Of God In Christ
4700 W.Polk St Map
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-287-0817


About Our Church

Our Vision:  To empower the People of God through Preaching and Teaching the Holy Word, encouraging them to live a Holy and Sanctified life.  We pledge to be a light to those who are lost and without hope of eternal life.  We will challenge the uncommitted to recommit themselves to the Will of God for their lives.


Our PledgeWe pledge to be a Light to those who are lost and without hope of eternal life.


Our Purpose:  To impact our community by celebrating God’s Presence, demonstrating God’s Love, communicating God’s Word and educating God’s people.


Our Motto:  Rescuing the Perishing.

Statement of Beliefs

What We Believe...

Statement of Faith
Our Belief Concerning The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
Our Belief Concerning God
We believe that there is One God, eternally existent in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Our Belief Concerning The Church
We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ at His return.
Our Belief Concerning Salvation
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from Sin, is through repentance, faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and accepting the gospel according to Romans 10:9-10.
Our Belief Concerning Christ
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.
Our Belief Concerning The Holy Ghost
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:4 is given to believers who ask for it.
Our Belief Concerning Sanctification
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enable to live a holy and separated life in this present world. Amen.



Church History

In 1970, during the State Holy Convocation, Bishop Eleazar Lenox called  Elder Herbert Purkett, Sr. and asked if he would be willing  to become a Shepherd of a church that was in need of a pastor.  Prayerfully, he accepted the call and was appointed Pastor of Rescue Temple Church of God in Christ by Bishop Eleazar Lenox.

  The name of the church was immediately changed to New Mission Temple Church of God in Christ.  His pastoral leadership began in the basement of a house at 1610 South St. Louis Sreet. with only six members and 18 children.  Pastor Purkett believed in being “a church that works” using outreach and missions to draw more souls into the kingdom.  He encouraged his congregation with anointed preaching, inspirational messages, uplifting songs, dedicated fasting and prayer.  He believed that no one should ever be lost, and New Mission’s motto became “Rescuing the Perishing”.  Through this ministry, many have received the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Pastor Purkett, Sr. ascended to glory on August 8, 2009.  Bishop Hugh E. Cawthon appointed Elder Herbert J. Purkett, Jr. to carry out the vision of Pastor Purkett, Sr., and to continue to work begun at the New Mission Temple Church of God in Christ.