Service Times

SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Music led by a full band, Communion every week, and toddler and children's programs available for 1 year - grade 5.


1700 Longmeadow Parkway,

Algonquin, IL 60102


About Us

We have a dedicated staff and amazing church volunteers that work together to live out our mission in this community. We strive to build a comfortable environment for people to grow closer to God no matter where they are in their faith walk. Our community is a thriving group of God's people, all age groups and ethnicities, reflecting the surrounding community of Algonquin and it's neighboring towns. We truly believe this: You belong here!

Contact Us

We love hearing from you. Explore our website. Then, feel free to email us if you have a question or comment about anything at Light of Christ. Need to know more about our ministries or to connect with a Pastor? Give us a shout! Email us! or call our church office: 847.658.9250


This is a 15-20 minute meet & greet  for newcomers to Light of Christ, taking place once a month after both the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services. We will gather in the Annex (in the Adults & Youth wing), and we'll have some refreshments to share. No registration is needed - just drop on in!

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Immediately Following Both the 9 & 10:30 AM Services

We invite you to join us for this one-time event to formalize your membership with Light of Christ Church. Led by our pastors and Director of Adult Ministries & Serving, the class will engage in a workshop designed to help you: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Continue to Grow in Your Faith, Be a Part of a Healthy, Vibrant, Caring Church Community. Registration is required. Complimentary Childcare will be offered on-site (for potty-trained preschool students through age 12). 


QUESTIONS? Contact Mary Darnell, Coordinator of Connections.

Choose from either a Fall, Winter or Spring session.

Mary Darnell

Coordinator of Connections


We are a church that loves to meet new people, hungers to grow in faith, and is passionate about serving.

When you walk through our doors we hope that you feel the joy, peace, and hope our community cherishes. We are a group of individuals that embraces everyone wherever they are in their journey with God. We hope that you can truly experience a sense of God's presence in worship. After worship, engage in conversation with our pastors. It is our joy to give you the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ in a welcoming environment. Join us this weekend and meet some others on a journey with Him. 



  • Nov 1985, 1st service in a storefront in downtown Algonquin; over 130 people attended.

  • Mar 1986, our name was selected based on John 8:12: "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."  We were first chartered as a congregation of the American Lutheran Church.

  • 1987, 5 acres of land were purchased on Hanson Road.

  • 1988,  moved into the Hanson Road building; LOC members participate in many stages of construction


  • 1993, dedicated a building addition doubling the size of our ministry.

  • 1997, founding Pastor Mike Fish accepts a call to a congregation in Arkansas.

  • 1998 - 2000, Pastor Scott Hove serves as Senior Pastor. 

  • 2000, Pastor Brent Dahlseng provides excellent Interim ministry as senior pastor. 


  • 2001, Current Senior Pastor Kendall Koenig accepted his call to LOC.

  • 2002, Our Invite, Nurture, Serve Mission Statement was claimed.

  • 2003, congregation grows significantly. Congregation begins to study space issues. 

  • 2006, 16 acres of land at the corner of Longmeadow Pkwy & Sleepy Hollow Rd.  was purchased and dedicated.

  • 2007, our building at 100 Hanson Road was put up for sale and capital campaign began for construction of the new building for the new property.


  • 2011 - 13, congregation experiments by opening second site at Westfield School.
  • 2015, LOC celebrates 30 years in the community!
  • 2017,  Congregation votes to begin building process.  Forward in Faith Campaign raises $3.6M in commitments to proceed. 

  • 2020, Light of Christ moves into the new building located at 1700 Longmeadow Parkway, Algonquin, Illinois.