Who We Are
Compassion Baptist Church is a thriving inner-city church located on the Southeast side of the city of Chicago one block east of Colfax Avenue on 95th Street. Although located in the predominately African-American and Hispanic communities of Jeffrey Manor, Calumet Heights and South Deering. Compassion is home to residents of the entire Chicagoland metropolis including the South Suburbs and Northwest Indiana.
The church, formerly named Merrll Avenue Baptist Church located at 9100 S. Merril Avenue Chicago Illinois, changed its name to Compassion Baptist Church in August 2011 when we moved into our new worship facilities at 2650 E. 95th Street Chicago, Illinois. The original church named First Baptist Church of South Chicago was incorporated in 1879 and moved in 1953 to 91st and Merrill from 90th and Houston