Our Leadership. Our Beliefs. Our Values. Our History.
"There are no limitations placed upon someone because of their past, only a pursuit towards the glorious future destiny that God has planned for us. The hunger on the inside of each of us for significance and greatness is the God ordained call to pursue Christ. We are an active church body ready to greet you with encouragement and support. "
- Pastor David Tinberg
Pastor David Tinberg has been the Senior Pastor at Christian Life Center for over 30 years. He studied at Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo. Pastor Dave founded Christian Life Center in 1984. He and his wife, Cindy, have raised three children, Leah, Matthew, and Seth. He and Cindy reside in Berwyn and enjoy spending time at their farm in Southern Illinois.
Pastor Dave is a beekeeper and an active outdoors-man enjoying hunting, fishing and hiking.
Pastor Seth is a graduate of Central Bible College (2012) in Springfield, Missouri and a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God. He majored in Church Leadership with minors in Music and Christian Counseling. He has a desire to make passionate worshiping disciples of Jesus. He enjoys writing and recording music, the outdoors, and all things sports.
He is married to Ramona and they live in Oak Forest, IL with their two dogs
Duke and Saydee.
Matthew has been the Youth Pastor at CLC for 6 years. He oversees the Jr. High Ministry and Senior High Ministry here. He works full time as a Firefighter/ Paramedic in Oak Forest , IL and lives in Berwyn, IL with his wife Stacy and their daughter Natasha. He plays guitar, leads worship and is passionate about changing the lives of young people for Christ.
Pastor Matthew enjoys music, photography, and mudding in is Jeep.
Josh Brniak and his wife Mary have four children Noah, Lukas, Nathan, and Jordyn, and live in Berwyn. Josh has worked with the children of Christian Life Center since 2001 and was called into full time ministry in 2013. Josh has a passion to impact the lives of the children of CLC and the Berwyn community through teaching the truths of Jesus, His plan of salvation, and empowering kids to encounter Jesus through meaningful worship, powerful bible lessons, and real life-changing experiences with the Holy Spirit. He also manages Mission House Cafe
Josh also loves the White Sox, music, and spending quality time with his family.
Laura is the backbone of the office here at CLC. She provides support to Pastor Dave and the staff pastors as well as ministry leaders with excellence. She combines organizational prowess, administrative skill and a compassion for God's people. If you should need anything do not hesitate to contact the office at 708.398.3234 extension 5.
Laura enjoys spending time with her two children Sarah and Ryan.
At Christian Life Center, We believe that we were created for one purpose...to glorify God. We do this through passionate corporate worship, intimate relationships, and a life that points others to Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit is active and empowering us to live a life worthy of the calling we've received. We believe that people are hurting and it is our duty to show them to the Healer. We believe in a real faith for the real world.
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Christian Life Center is an Assemblies of God Church established in August of 1984 in the town of Cicero Illinois. It is the manifestation of the burden placed in the heart of Pastor David Tinberg. In May of 1983 Pastor Dave, who at the time was a student at Central Bible College, felt the Lord leading he and his wife Cindy to pioneer a church in the Cicero-Berwyn area.
Christian Life Center (CLC) was not an easy church to establish. Many churches had tried and failed to start an evangelical church in the area, but this wasn't a deterrent to Pastor Dave and Cindy. It took them many years of prayer, dedication, and hard work to see the fruit of their labor. CLC started in the chapel of a funeral parlor with a handful of faithful congregants. Through the work of Pastor Dave, CLC members, and most of all the Holy Spirit, Christian Life Center eventually blossomed into a congregation of Spirit filled believers who are active in accomplishing the work of God.
It wasn't long before CLC outgrew the chapel of the funeral parlor, and a store front after that, and eventually an old Masonic Temple. Pastor Dave prayed for a building that would allow the church to continue to grow. In 2004, through a series of miraculous events, that prayer was answered and Christian Life Center purchased the building that stands at 3409 Grove Ave, in Berwyn, Illinois. After this, God continued to do miracles that led to the renovation of what once was a church led by the founder of Berwyn, Charles Piper.
Christian Life Center has now established itself in the Berwyn community by not only holding powerful services on Sundays and Wednesdays, but by also opening one of the most successful food pantries in the State of Illinois. The CLC Food Pantry feeds hundreds of families in need on a monthly basis, and in 2015, launched a monthly Community Kitchen that provides hot meals to the hungry.
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