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Keeping The Charge!


Our Pastor

Reverend Joseph L. Roberts

Completing the Assignment! 

On Sunday October 25, 2009, Holy Bethel Fire Baptized Holiness Church was re-organized and the Reverend Joseph L. Roberts became our Joshua and 7th Pastor. Being led of God, the spirit spoke to Pastor during the ministries revamping in December of 2009, and Holy Bethel became known as “The City of Praise Church of Chicago”!


On October 16, 2016, Holy Bethel became officially The City of Praise Church of Chicago and Pastor was appointed to the Pastorate of St. Peter Fire Baptized Church in Evanston Illinois, as her 7th Pastor, and serve dual as Pastor of two churches, working in both communities to bring the Fire back to Chicago.


He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University.

Through Pastors vision FBH CHICAGO is partnered with Chicago Public Schools, EVANSTOWN OWN IT,      

In-Covenant Fellowship, Englewood Senior Nursing Home, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, our Alderman’s Office, and various other community organizations in effort to enhance our youth, church, community, city and the FBH Organization. His vision is to see this ministry open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, meeting the needs of the community and city.



This year we celebrate Pastors 26 Years of General Executive Church Administration to this church.

27 Years of Preaching

12 Years as Pastor of The City of Praise & 5 Years Pastor of St. Peter Faith Tabernacle.


A worship and praise leader, an event planner, an executive assistant and a Pastor. Pastor Roberts has changed traditional religion here to a 21st century global ministry, lighting the way for other ministries to acquire a new look at kingdom work through empowerment, equipping and evangelism. Committed to “Ministry beyond the walls to meet the mandate of Kingdom Building…”  Keeping the faithful dream alive of our founder “A Charge to Keep I have a God to glorify, A never dying soul to save and fit it for the sky, to serve this present age my calling to fulfill, O may all my powers engage to do my Masters will.”

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