Dear Salam supporters,  

Join us for our Salam worship service every Saturday at 3:30pm, a time of reflection, renewal, and spiritual growth. All are welcome to come and connect with God in a warm and welcoming environment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 21w500 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148

God’s blessings

Where is Missionary Hesham Shehab?

February 2024
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A Call for Prayers for the “Heretic” Muslim Druze Minority Leader in the Middle East

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I was watching the news from Lebanon and came across an interview with the seasoned Lebanese Druze politician, Walid Jumblatt. He said that since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, he has begun to study the Old Testament to learn more about the Jewish claim to the land. Jumblatt […]

Kamil Itani A Muslim Follower of Christ

Kamil belonged to a prominent Muslim family in Beirut. He was well educated in Arabic and Turkish. As a seeker for the truth, he began reading the Arabic New Testament.

Salam Celebrating Selma’s Baptism- June 10, 2023

“Behold, a new life is born in the waters of faith. Rejoice with Selma as she enters the embrace of God’s love through the sacred act of baptism.”

Salam Prayer for the Middle East November 20,2023 05:00 PM Illinois Time


We are excited to invite you to our upcoming online Zoom event, Prayer for the Middle East, which will take place on November 20 from 3:00-4:00 pm PST/5:00-6:00 pm CST. This will be a time of intercessory prayer for the peace and well-being of the people in the region, especially those who are suffering from violence, oppression, and injustice.

We are honored to have three distinguished speakers who will share their insights and perspectives on the current situation in the Middle East and how we can pray effectively for it.

The Zoom link is:

We hope you will join us. Please feel free to invite your friends and family who may be interested.

Please pray for peace in the Middle East.

In Jesus Name.

Amir Chehab

Lance Christensen, Salam’s Years-long Supporter, Called to Glory

“He called you …so that you might obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(2 Thess. 2:13-14)

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1 Thessalonians) -ESV

On September 6, 2023, we bid a heartfelt farewell to our dear brother in Christ and faithful years-long partner and supporter of Salam Christian Fellowship, Lance Christensen. Brother Lance was 82.

Maja, Lance’s late wife who was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL, introduced her husband to Pastor Hesham Shehab in 2007.

Lance and Maja with Pator Hesham and Salam members

Lance was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles.

On September 6, Pastor Hesham led a delegation from Salam Christian Fellowship to St Charles to a service at St Patrick’s congregation celebrating Lance’s life.

As the mass concluded, Brother Abdul Ahad aka Abu Arslan, formerly a Chaldean deacon in Mosul, Iraq and a regular attendee of Salam Christian Fellowship, prayed in Aramaic and Arabic over the casket of the deceased.

Lance with Pator Hesham and Salam members at Walcamp, Kingston, IL

Lance was an active member of his local Catholic Church. He was an avid reader.

He enjoyed books and gifted copies of his favorite books to friends and family. Lance was a scholar and for four years he was a regular speaker at Pastor Hesham’s Christian-Islamic studies class at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Lance enjoyed life to the full. He loved people and especially enjoyed fellowship with other Christians.

With his late wife Maja, he enjoyed hosting Salam Christian Fellowship picnics in their two-acre backyard. Before Maja passed away, they hosted 33 refugees from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Lance hosting Salam Christian Fellowship

At those lunches, Lance and Pastor Hesham enjoyed discussing God’s Word, the cause of world mission, and praying together for the souls of the lost.

Lance told people that it was his goal to live to be 100. So, it was a surprise when his family found that he had passed away peacefully in his home.

Age was just a number to Lance and he proved it in the exuberant way he lived his life from one day to the next. It is that spirit that will permeate the wonderful memories he left for all of us who knew and loved Lance to treasure; Lance will be missed tremendously.

Baptism of Finnegan Laith Lauer Chehab- August 12, 2023

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Rev. Hesham Shehab shares about his ministry to Muslim people-Hope Lutheran Church July 29, 2023

Pastor Hesham Shehab Hope Lutheran Church Worship 29 July 2023

Apologia Episode 12-Why Was Christ Compared to a Sheep?(أبولوجيا الحلقة 12 لماذا تم تشبيه المسيح بالخروف)-By Brother Rachid-Alkarma TV

Brother Rashid-Apologia Ep. 14: Is the Bible Altered/Corrupted?أبولوجيا الحلقة :14 هل الإنجيل محرف؟

A Lutheran Response to Islam- May 1,2022 Presentation by Pastor Hesham Shehab

Zion Lutheran Church-Sunday Worship Service April 15,2022

Brother Rasheed-Rasheed Episode 2- Apologia- AL KARMA TV

St. Mark's Lutheran Church Worship Service 11:00 AM-April 03,2022

Salam Christian Fellowship Singing-Easter 2021

Tre Ore Worship Service , Zion Hinsdale Apr 2, 2021 -Pastor Hesham Shehab

"You Will Be My Witness" - at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School 01/03/2021 - Pastor Shehab

Peace Church Lombard - Sunday Worship 10/4/20

Salam Christian fellowship Worship Service- 09/19/2020

Pastor Hesham’s Interview with St Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois-24 Aug,2020

Flattening The Curve of racism Interviews with Pastor Greiner, Reverend Dr. John Nunes, Pastor Hesham Shehab and Bishop Mandla Khumalo

Click the link below to watch the interview:

Rev Chehab St James Chicago -July 05, 2020

Raheem's Testimony-June 19, 2020