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United by God’s Love

We Focus on Helping People Find Their Way Back to God

Mars Hill Baptist Church: Where Faith Meets Action and Lives are Transformed

At Mars Hill Baptist Church, our doors open to a fellowship far exceeding the bounds of a weekly gathering. We are a vibrant collective, deeply touched by God’s love, and passionately committed to bringing about tangible change in our community and beyond.

Our Mission: Turning the unchurched into fully devoted followers of Christ.

With a deep-seated desire to echo the joyous news of God’s love, Mars Hill Baptist Church is not confined by our walls. Following Jesus’s teachings, it is the pulse of our congregation to enact His love outwardly—by addressing community needs, sharing our collective story, and delivering the life-altering grace of the Christian gospel.

The Gospel’s Transformative Power: Catalyzing Personal and Global Change

At Mars Hill Baptist Church, we hold a firm belief: the gospel of Christ is the key to true transformation. It is through changed individuals that we see the world reshaped. We warmly welcome you to join our community, to stand with us as we serve our neighbors in the spirit and love of Jesus Christ.

If you'd like more information about our church, feel free to email us at:

Out With The Old: Renewing Our Minds

Embark on a Journey of Transformation: Discover How Your Beginning Shapes Your Path

Are you standing at the threshold of change, wondering how to take the first step? We invite you to join us for our enlightening sermon series, "How You Start Makes a Difference," where Lead Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr. unravels the profound impact of our beginnings on our life's journey.

Why This Series Matters:

In life, just like in a game of golf, the initial swing - the way we start - sets the trajectory for the entire course. This series isn't just about understanding this concept; it's about learning to apply it to every aspect of our lives, be it personal growth, spiritual development, or community building. 

What You'll Discover

  • The Power of an Honest Start: Learn the importance of assessing your current situation with truth and grace, setting a solid foundation for the journey ahead.
  • The Strength in Connection: Explore how deeply understanding and identifying with your need for change can fuel your motivation and commitment.
  • The Courage to Take Responsibility: Embrace the empowering act of taking ownership of your role in the change process, moving from a bystander to a builder in your life.
  • The Boldness to Step Out: Be inspired to step out of your comfort zone, understanding that growth and comfort do not coexist, and that true transformation requires courage and faith.

Join Us

We warmly invite you to be part of this transformative experience. Whether you're a long-time member of our community or you're seeking a new spiritual home, there's a place for you here. Together, we'll explore how starting right can lead to a journey filled with growth, fulfillment, and divine purpose.

: 10:30 AM Central

🌎: In-Person Worship @ 7941 47th St. McCook, IL

🖥: Facebook Live (Mars Hill Chicago’s Page) 

📺: YouTube (ClarenceStowersTV)  

🐦: Twitter (@MarsHillBC)  

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📲: You can text MHGIVE from your phone/mobile device to 33777, follow the prompts, and give. 

Your Next Step

As Pastor Clarence often says, "A small change in how you begin can make a world of difference in where you end." Let this be the moment you decide to make your start count. We can't wait to embark on this journey with you.

In-Person Service

A Warm Invitation to Mars Hill Baptist Church's In-Person Service - March 10, 2024 at 10:30 AM CST

We are thrilled to invite you to Mars Hill Baptist Church for our upcoming in-person service on Sunday, March 10, 2024 , at 10:30 AM Central. Prepare to engage in a worship experience where the splendor of our faith is on full display.

Celebrate Faith with Inspiring Worship

Our devotion is to an awesome God, and in response, we’ve arranged an awe-inspiring service that reflects His glory. The dedicated members of our Worship and Fine Arts Ministry will lead a session of song and praise, spanning 15-20 minutes, to uplift and prepare our hearts for prayer and reflection.

Messages that Resonate

Experience the power of the Word as Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr. imparts a sermon that speaks directly to our lives. His messages, renowned for their relatability and simplicity, provide practical guidance that resonates well beyond the walls of our church.

We invite everyone to join us at Mars Hill Baptist Church for a morning of profound worship and community fellowship. It is an opportunity to renew your faith, find inspiration, and embrace the teachings of Christ together with fellow believers.

Connect with Us

For any inquiries about our services, or to learn more about our church family, please reach out through our website or contact us directly at 773-287-3535.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mars Hill Baptist Church. Come and be moved.

Visit Us for In-Person Worship

7941 47th St. 

McCook, IL


We hope to see you soon! 

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Before Your Visit to Mars Hill Baptist Church

Greetings and a warm welcome from Mars Hill Baptist Church! We are delighted you’ve decided to explore our church online. Our aim is for our website to offer a glimpse into the heart of our community and the passion that fuels our love for this neighborhood.

Connect With Us Digitally

We invite you to extend your digital fellowship by joining the Mars Hill Baptist Church Facebook group t's a vibrant space for our members to connect, share, and uplift one another, even when physically apart. Engage with our online family and be a part of the daily conversations that knit our community closer together.

Deepen Your Faith With Us

Embark on a journey of spiritual growth by joining one of our life groups. Text ‘LIFEGROUP’ to 33777 and follow the easy instructions to find a group that resonates with your faith journey. It's an opportunity to cultivate your faith among fellow believers and strengthen your walk with Christ.

Learn More About Us

For a deeper understanding of our values, history, and vision for the future, visit the About Us sectionof our website. It’s there to help answer any questions you might have about Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Thank You for Visiting

We appreciate your interest in Mars Hill Baptist Church. Enjoy exploring our site, and we hope to see you soon, whether online or in our church. May your virtual visit be the first step in a fulfilling and enduring journey with us.

Did You Miss Sunday's Service? 

Mars Hill Baptist Church Embraces Digital Fellowship with Weekly Online Services

Did you know that Mars Hill Baptist Church extends its spiritual embrace beyond the physical sanctuary? We recognize the changing dynamics of worship in our connected world, and we’re excited to offer weekly online services for those who cannot join us in person.

A New Dimension of Church Community – Virtually

While we acknowledge the irreplaceable atmosphere of in-person worship, our online campus is forging its own path in capturing the essence of community and connection. It's not just about replicating the in-person experience; it's about reimagining how we can worship together, wherever we are.

More Than Just Live Streaming

Live streaming our services is just the beginning. We’re dedicated to taking the online worship experience a step further. Our goal is to cultivate an interactive virtual environment that mirrors the fellowship and warmth of our physical church gatherings.

Coming Soon...

Introducing Pre-Service Social Sessions

In line with our innovative approach, we envision pre-service social sessions that allow you to engage in meaningful conversations and form bonds with fellow online attendees—just as you would in the church foyer before a service. These sessions will be an opportunity to share, connect, and prepare our hearts for worship together.

We’re excited about this digital evolution and invite you to be a part of our growing online Mars Hill Baptist Church community. Join us for our next online service and discover a new way to engage with faith and fellowship.

Most Recent Message

Discover the Latest Messages from Mars Hill Baptist Church

Click below to access the latest teachings from Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr., along with insights from our dedicated team at Mars Hill Baptist Church of Chicago. Immerse yourself in our recent sermons and enrich your spiritual journey.

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Explore Past Messages Anytime with Mars Hill Anywhere

Whether you've missed a service or wish to revisit our teachings, our live streaming library is at your disposal. With Mars Hill Anywhere, you can access a growing collection of past messages from our Wednesday and Sunday services—new content added weekly. Dive into the wisdom of previous sermons at your leisure and let the timeless truths impact your life day by day.

We are

Real People

At Mars Hill Baptist Church, we are dedicated to sharing Christ’s message and leading others to faith in Him. Our mission is to love as Christ loved us, guiding our community towards the transformative embrace of God.

We strive to be a beacon of His light, hoping that through our actions and words, others will see Christ reflected in us. Join us in living out the love of Jesus for all to see.

We Were

Completely Broken

Once broken, we at Mars Hill Baptist Church now stand in gratitude, healed by forgiveness and humbled by God’s invitation to join His noble cause. Astonished by grace, we find our inspiration to worship and praise the Lord, for He is truly worthy.


"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but your fellow citizens with the Saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, In whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22

We Serve a


Our God is perfect in goodness. The world is His home; our lives, His instruments. At Mars Hill, we embrace the poor with compassion and welcome the affluent with an open heart, believing prosperity follows those who generously serve God's mission.

We invite you to join us in this endeavor. Whether through financial contributions, time, or talents, your generosity makes a difference. Explore how you can contribute on our "Ministries" page and help spread God’s word in every way possible.


"But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."  

Ephesians 4:15-16

Stay Connected with Mars Hill Baptist Church

Join us for a service, either in-person or online, and you'll be greeted with warmth and joy by our Welcome Team—or by our Digital Pastors if you're joining us virtually. They're on hand to assist with anything you need.

To keep up with all that's happening at Mars Hill, subscribe to our updates today. Stay informed and engaged with our community.


    Asked Questions


    Where does Mars Hill Worship?

    Currently, we worship monthly, in-person (McCook, IL) and weekly online. You can view our calendar of events for more details

    How can I stay informed?

    1. Call us at 773-287-3535
    2. Join our text alert notification service by texting MARSHILL to 33777.

    What are the times for your worship services?

    Currently, our worship service are held bimonthly (In-Person) and weekly online every Sunday at 10:30 AM Central. 

    Additionally, we offer The Gathering (online) on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM Central. Please see our Worship Schedule for a listing of our online and on demand service offerings.

    How can I learn more about becoming an online member?

    Please click the link here.

    Let Us Pray For You!

    We all need to know prayer Bible verses. Prayer is the way in which we communicate with God, and he wants to get to know us better. Bible verses about prayer are great if you want to know how to pray. The following verses will encourage your daily walk with Christ and help you experience the power of prayer!

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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