Church Planting

Reborn Community Church

Pastor Jamie, Andrea, Peyton, Ethan, Mason, and Tyson

Pastor Jamie, Andrea, Peyton, Ethan, Mason, and Tyson

Jamie Thompson has a passion for discipleship and evangelism. He is the pastor at Reborn
Community Church in Garfield Park. The church started almost 15 years ago in his home as a
Bible study and outreach to the kids in the neighborhood. They now own a building that used to be an old firehouse and is large enough to house the church as well as the outreach arm of the church - Reborn Ministry.

Part of Reborn Ministry is a coffee ministry where the doors are open three to five days a week almost all year round for anyone to come in for coffee and fellowship with others in the community. They have an after school program for students as well as a mentorship program for youth. Pastor Jamie has a stance that love works and that overflows into Reborn Ministry. He desires for people not just to receive a hand out, but a hand up.

Through the ministry, Pastor Jamie says they are “not just feeding people for a day, but empowering people for a lifetime.” In planting the church, Pastor Jamie was challenged by Matthew 6:33 to see where his treasure was. He quit his job in a leap of faith after realizing he was only trusting God to a point and not fully. The Lord has been faithful and never failed in His provision for both Pastor Jamie’s family and Reborn.

His vision for Reborn is “to consume Garfield Park with the love of Jesus Christ.” He desires for the impact in Garfield Park to send ripples locally and to keep spreading outside of just Chicago. To find out how you can support or assist Pastor Jamie and Reborn please email his executive assistant at

by Kara Manning