Salem Baptist Church ready to move into new $50 million home

by Karen E. Pride, Chicago Defender
June 30, 2005

One of the largest church congregations in the Chicago area is expanding to new facilities and the location at 752 S. 114th St. is not your father's usual place of worship.

The 10,000-seat House of Hope of the Salem Church of Chicago would open doors to worshipers Sunday, after an early morning service in the old church sanctuary at 11800 S. Indiana Ave.

On Wednesday, teams of cleaning crews, technicians and constructions workers were busy making final modifications to the restrooms, stage and other areas for the 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and live broadcast on WJYS-TV/Ch. 62.