~ 129 South Highland Avenue ~ Creve Coeur ~ Illinois ~ 61610 ~ 309.698.2273 ~ email@example.com ~
In the winter of 1680, Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, traveling north built Fort Creve Coeur for him and approximately 40 men who were with him which became a community incorporated (circa 1934) as Creve Coeur. Many years later this same place would be the beginning of establishing the truth of the message of Jesus Christ that would change hearts and lives forever. Here in this community stand two landmarks: 1) that of an early expeditionist looking to settle new territories for Louis XIV King of France and 2) a church that would be established to claim “new territories” for the Name of Jesus Christ!
“Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation…” (Titus 6:19)
In the fall of 1957, the United Pentecostal Church was started in Creve Coeur, and the first service held at 133 Elmridge Place founded by Brother and Sister Eaton. Through the 56 years there have been many changes and people
have come and gone, but the message that once was delivered to this city is the same message
that is preached and taught today at Christian Life Church.
“Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.”
I thank God for the heritage of great men who have left their footprints in Creve Coeur
and have stood firm in faith, doctrine, truth, holiness and the love of God’s Word.
1957 (Fall)-1968, Founders Reverend and Sister Paul Eaton
1968-1971, Reverend and Sister Thomas Latta
1971 (Spring), Reverend and Sister Melvin Webb
1971 (December)-2000, Reverend and Sister Eugene Talbot
2000 (October)-Present, Reverend and Sister Ronald Talbot
Creve Coeur is a French word that means “broken heart.” Not only does CLC minister to the spiritual need of the individuals whose lives are broken, but once a month CLC – Lydia’s Pantry – ministers to about 45 families through our food distribution program. The best is yet to come for Creve Coeur!