A CVC History Timeline
The same year the White Sox won the pennant, and the average cost
of gasoline was 25 cents/gallon
. . . and these kinds of things happened in Antioch, Illinois:
. . . a Bible Study began.
The couples initially met in the homes of the charter members. When they outgrew the homes, they met at the Odd Fellows Lodge above Gambles on Main Street. This is the building many of us remember as the old Sonshine Book Store.
The new Antioch Evangelical Free Church members
chose a pastor then purchased four vacant lots
at the corner of Tiffany and Highview.
A big thank you to the Charter Members:
It wasn't long before the new church outgrew the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Then moved again and planned their new church building.
This groundbreaking ceremony was for the building of what we now
call the Annex. At the time, they called it a church/parsonage.
The church/parsonage was not only for worship services,
the pastor and his family lived there also.
December 25, 1961
Antioch Evangelical Free Church often advertised in the
Church Section of the Antioch News.
Construction on the brand new church building began ten
years after that first Bible Study.
While the building was being built, it was often referred to as Noah's Ark.
The current church parsonage was soon purchased. This is a picture of one of the first VBS events at the new church building.
Additions were made and dedicated.
Eighty acres were purchased at North Avenue & Deep Lake Road.
Antioch Evangelical Free Church name was changed to CrossView Church.