The Westchester Bible Church had its beginnings on the southwest side of Chicago at the Lawndale Bible Church. When Lawndale was in need of a pastor, they turned for help to the church that helped get them started—Cicero Bible Church. It was through this contact that Robert Gray and his new wife, Ruth, were called to pastor the Lawndale Bible Church. Pastor Gray enthusiastically accepted the call to this new opportunity. He preached not only on Sundays and Wednesdays, but he and Ruth started a calling ministry and had a two-week Vacation Bible School the first year. The Westchester Bible Church, from its founder, Pastor Bob Gray, to its current pastor, Pastor Mark Julian, has faithfully preached and taught the Word of God for over 50 years, and will continue to do so.
Robert St. Clair, an Intern & Teacher at the church and school, contacted Screenflex looking for help dividing a large fellowship hall for Sunday School Classrooms. Their existing track ceiling system is very old and needed to be replaced. Robert wanted their large space to be used for more than just Sunday School.
Westchester Bible Church has many different ministries where they are able to utilize Screenflex room dividers:
- Church – Sunday morning & evening
- Sunday School – Sunday morning
- Prayer Meeting – Wednesday evening
- Bible Studies
- Bar W – Kids meetings
- Vacation Bible School – Summer
- Kindergarten thru High School
- Addictions Program
- Bible Quiz Team
Robert shared, “We have been dealing with our old track system but it is a constant problem. We like the versatility of Screenflex’s PORTABLE room dividers – which can be used in different configurations throughout the building! They define our fellowship hall and give it a sense of modernity. When I need to set up for our Addictions Program on Friday nights, it takes me just a few minutes and I have my classrooms ready to go!”
Most churches are so busy with ministry work they shouldn’t have to spend tons of time and energy setting up rooms. Screenflex room dividers are set up and taken down very quickly and effortlessly so you can spend your time on more important things!