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Our History
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Transformation Church International, formerly known as The Church of Jesus Christ International, was founded by Bishop Esteban and Pastor Isabel Wray (originally from the Republic of Panama) in October 1986. Pastors Esteban and Isabel Wray started their church services in the basement of their Englewood home.

Within a few months, the church grew and Pastor Esteban and Isabel along with their three daughters Gicele, Shanida, and Naomi and a few members left their home and rented their first location at 1941 W. 69th Street. After a fire, they were forced to relocate to another rented location at 512 E. 75th Street. In 1992, after much growth, they purchased a permanent location at 8110 S. Racine in Chicago. In July 2015, the Lord spoke to Pastor Isabel about re-locating the church to accommodate the international mandate (multi-cultural) that was upon the ministry.​

In July 2016, the Lord blessed us to purchase (in cash) our new location at 7711-23 S. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60652. After much prayer and Divine instruction, Bishop Esteban and Pastor Isabel Wray

passed the pastoral baton to Omar and Gicele Lindley. Bishop Esteban and Pastor Isabel Wray were confident that God would use these two vessels to take the ministry that started with them over 30 years ago to another dimension of growth and expansion for the Glory of God.

Legacy and leadership go hand-in-hand, which is why the mantle of Transformation Church was so gracefully taken up by Pastors Robert & Jacqueline Marshall. Their commitment to continuing the powerful legacy that has been created is a beautiful expression of their love for God, and the friends, family, and partners of the Transformation Church family. As they look ahead to The Future, The Marshall's are determined to bring about positive transformation for all who come to the doors of Transformation Church. Through their own personal journey with God, they guide others in transforming their lives by discovering the power and love of our Lord.

At Transformation Church International, we are sensitive to the mandate of God to transform lives worldwide. We realize through the Holy Spirit that when lives are transformed, families are transformed. When families are transformed, communities are transformed. When communities are transformed, our city is transformed. When our cities are transformed, there will be TRANSFORMATION worldwide. We can expect great things!

Our Humble Beginnings

Transformation Church International, formerly known as The Church of Jesus Christ International, was founded by Bishop Esteban and Pastor Isabel Wray (originally from the Republic of Panama) in October 1986. Pastors Esteban and Isabel Wray started their church services in the basement of their Englewood home.

Our New Leaders

Legacy and leadership go hand-in-hand, which is why the mantle of Transformation Church was so gracefully taken up by Pastors Robert & Jacqueline Marshall. Their commitment to continuing the powerful legacy that has been created is a beautiful expression of their love for God, and the friends, family, and partners of the Transformation Church family. As they look ahead to The Future, The Marshall's are determined to bring about positive transformation for all who come to the doors of Transformation Church. Through their own personal journey with God, they guide others in transforming their lives by discovering the power and love of our Lord.

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