Sanctuary, New Birth  International Outreach Ministries, Chicago 2006

Sanctuary, New Birth International Outreach Ministries, Chicago 2006

Prayer Prophet Rug, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

Prayer Prophet Rug, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

A promotional piece left behind by a visiting pastor.

Handmade Banner, New Birth International Outreach Ministries, 6500 S. Morgan, Chicago 2006

Handmade Banner, New Birth International Outreach Ministries, 6500 S. Morgan, Chicago 2006

The Wall of Fame, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

The Wall of Fame, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

This elderly female pastor decorated a wall in her church with her accomplishments after she had a dream in which God gave her the blesing to do so. Her church closed in 2007.

East Wall, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

East Wall, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

Choir Box, New Hope in Christ Revival Center, Chicago  2006

Choir Box, New Hope in Christ Revival Center, Chicago 2006

History Banner, New Macedonia M.B. Church, Chicago  2005 (building raised in 2006)

History Banner, New Macedonia M.B. Church, Chicago 2005 (building raised in 2006)

Many churches also teach black history and enrich children with positive role models during sunday school.

Men's Side, Children of Light Church, Chicago 2005

Men's Side, Children of Light Church, Chicago 2005

This pastor seperates the men from the women during service in order to surpress the temtation of carnal knowledge.

Pulpit, International Faith Worldwide Ministries, Chicago 2005

Pulpit, International Faith Worldwide Ministries, Chicago 2005

Pastor Rosser's Personal Mementoes, True Zion Spiritual Church, Chicago IL 2005

Pastor Rosser's Personal Mementoes, True Zion Spiritual Church, Chicago IL 2005

Items found in a locked closet. Due to this pastor's modesty, she concealed these items from puclic view.

Detail, Phillippians M. B. Church, Chicago 2005

Detail, Phillippians M. B. Church, Chicago 2005

This high ranking military officer retired from the service after he received the holy ghost, but his sense of security didn't leave him as witnessed by the prominently displayed video surveillance camera.

Quote Above the Entrance Door, Grace Miracle Temple, Chicago 2005

Quote Above the Entrance Door, Grace Miracle Temple, Chicago 2005

Sanctuary, Bible Way Church of Holiness, Chicago 2006

Sanctuary, Bible Way Church of Holiness, Chicago 2006

The living room of a small two flat apartment which has been converting into a church. Pastor Graces's sermons can often be heard out in the street due to the amplified microphone she uses.

Pastor Anderson, New Hope in Christ Revival Center, Chicago 2006

Pastor Anderson, New Hope in Christ Revival Center, Chicago 2006

Pulpit  Detail, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

Pulpit Detail, Genesis M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

This church has been in the same location for over 50 years.

Small Flower Arrangment, House of Refuge, C.O.G.I.C., Chicago, IL 2004

Small Flower Arrangment, House of Refuge, C.O.G.I.C., Chicago, IL 2004

Picture Mosaic, Agape Love M.B. Church, Chicago  2005

Picture Mosaic, Agape Love M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

A photo-mosaic made by the church photographer.

Pastor Daisy Williams, El Shaddai Miracle Temple, Chicago 2004

Pastor Daisy Williams, El Shaddai Miracle Temple, Chicago 2004

Baptismal Tub, True Holiness Apostolic Temple, Chicago 2006

Baptismal Tub, True Holiness Apostolic Temple, Chicago 2006

Baptismal Area, Spiritual Awakening Church of Holiness, Non-Denominational, Chicago 2006

Baptismal Area, Spiritual Awakening Church of Holiness, Non-Denominational, Chicago 2006

Pastor Banks, New True Love M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

Pastor Banks, New True Love M.B. Church, Chicago 2005

Back Wall, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

Back Wall, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

Alter, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

Alter, Divine Temple of God Spiritual Church, Chicago 2006

A sparsely adorned alter built behind a hand painted storefront window. Church closed in 2007

Brendan in His New Suit, Cathedral of Divine Love Church, Chicago 2003

Brendan in His New Suit, Cathedral of Divine Love Church, Chicago 2003

West Wall, St. James M.B. Church, Chicago 2007

West Wall, St. James M.B. Church, Chicago 2007

Women's Side, Children of Light Church, Chicago 2005

Women's Side, Children of Light Church, Chicago 2005

Sanctuary, Holy St. John Bible Church, 6354 S. St. Lawrence, Chicago 2004

Sanctuary, Holy St. John Bible Church, 6354 S. St. Lawrence, Chicago 2004

Hallway Mural, True Zion Spiritual Church, 6915 S. Wentworth, Chicago 2005

Hallway Mural, True Zion Spiritual Church, 6915 S. Wentworth, Chicago 2005

Interior, Revealing MB Church, Chicago 2005

Interior, Revealing MB Church, Chicago 2005

Wall Dedicated to Bishop Debois, Founder, El Shaddai Miracle Temple, 1425 W 51st Street, Chicago 2004

Wall Dedicated to Bishop Debois, Founder, El Shaddai Miracle Temple, 1425 W 51st Street, Chicago 2004

Reflection, South Side Gospel Church, 863 E. 64th Street, Chicago 2004

Reflection, South Side Gospel Church, 863 E. 64th Street, Chicago 2004