• A church for the Southland

    Experiencing & Extending

    the Life-Changing Love of Jesus

    Come and grow with us!

    We meet Sundays @ 11am - 12642 South Massasoit, Palos Heights

  • The story of Redemption

    This is an exciting time in the life of our young church.


    The story of Redemption began 6 years ago, when Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA.) in Hinsdale sought to put a site in the Southland, eventually choosing Palos Heights. The hope was to multiply a church that seeks to experience and extend the life-changing love of Jesus. The original plan was to have a second service essentially the same as the one in Hinsdale.


    Over time, as we experienced the wonderful diversity of people living in the Southland, along with the logistics of leadership and planning across two sites, we arrived at a new goal of working toward becoming our own distinct congregation. We're making good progress, as our friends in Hinsdale continue to provide steady support and partnership, not only financially, but relationally and organizationally.


    In 2017 we renamed the Palos site "Redemption Church," reflecting our desire to experience and make known God's renewing love given in Jesus, and we have been deeply grateful as God has continued to add to our community. Our congregation is enriched by people from many walks of life who live as far north as Chicago Ridge and as far south as Park Forest, as far east as Beverly, and as far West as Orland Park.


    We're excited about the future and we would love the opportunity to get to know you!


  • It's All About Jesus

    Our hope is rooted in belonging to Jesus. His life, death, and resurrection have changed everything. And so we believe that everything we do must center on him. Our weekly worship is shaped by His gospel, and in our teaching time we study his word. We also seek to love each other well because we are all members of His body.

    Experiencing His Life-Changing Love

    We are accepted by Christ in all of our messiness. Yet, thankfully, Jesus doesn't leave us there. He transforms us from the inside out into the people we were created to be. We want to pursue this transformation together. From our youngest to our oldest we are committed to intentional discipleship.

    Extending His Life-Changing Love

    Jesus is engaged in a worldwide mission to make all things whole. As a church, we are participating in that work, Bringing clean water to orphans in Haiti, providing clothes for refugees, and even rebuilding broken marriages are all an expression of Christ's redeeming and reconciling work in our lives, our church, our communities.

  • worship @ redemption

    What Is Sunday Worship Like?

    We were created to love and be loved by God, so worshipping him together publicly is central to our church life. In our worship, we want to hold onto the riches of the past, but to do so in a way that feels alive and meaningful to people today. That means we practice some things that feel formal and traditional, like creeds and hymns, yet we aim for an atmosphere and style that are comfortable and contemporary. People's dress ranges from informal up to business casual, so come however you're comfortable.


    A glance at one of our church bulletins can provide a bit more information. But, we would love to have you join us in person!

    What To Do With My Kids?

    If your children are 3 or under, they can expect a clean nursery and background checked volunteers who love kids and will seek to make them feel as safe and comfortable as possible. All children are present for the first portion fo the service until the prayer for and dismissal of young children part-way through at which point the nursery opens. Children of all ages are welcome to stay with their parents throughout the entire service however if the parents wish.


    Also, the leadership of the church is working toward the goal of starting Sunday school for children during the hour before the service starts, hopefully soon in the New Year!

    How Long Will The Service Last?

    The service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. Coffee is served before hand and all are welcome to stick round for coffee and refreshments afterward. This can be a great time to visit and get to know each other better.

  • Staff




    Nick grew up in Northampton, MA, Though raised in the church, it wasn’t until the age of twenty that he became a follower of Jesus.


    Nick and Jen met at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, MI and were married in August, 2005. Since then they've lived all over the place, most recently in Lancaster, PA where they served another PCA church for six years. .


    Nick and Jen and their three boys came to serve at Redemption in July, 2018, and are delighted to be a part of such a warm church family.


    The Policows are enthusiastic about life in the Southland, and can now be found cheering for the White Sox when games are aired on WGN. .





    Music Director

    .Eric grew up near Lansing, Michigan in a Christian home where church music was a second language. Early in life he became involved in leading music at church.


    After high school Eric worked as a telephone lineman and later enlisted in the Marine Corps. Near the end of his service, Eric felt a renewed sense of calling to music ministry. Around that time he met Jennifer, and they were happily married in September of 2013.


    Eric later earned a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Studies at St. Xavier University. He and Jennifer, and their five children began attending Redemption Church in 2018, and were excited for Eric to come on staff later that year.


    The Roses are grateful to participate in the life of a vibrant, growing congregation.

    Rhoda Mattson

    Director of Women's Ministry

    Rhoda grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and attended college in Pensacola, Florida. She married Craig after college and began work as an elementary school teacher. In 1998, the Mattsons moved to Michigan where Rhoda attended law school. Rhoda and Craig have spent the last 14 years in Chicago raising their four children and working at Trinity Christian College.

    Rhoda enjoys planning family events, investing in her kids, neighbors, and colleagues, and learning and growing spiritually and professionally. She feels blessed to be part of a church where true community is happening and people "love each other deeply from the heart." She is grateful for the chance to be involved in kingdom work every day of the week.



    Nursery Coordinator

    Taryn grew up in Midlothian, Illinois where she later met and married Steven in 2015. She formerly served as a Teacher’s Assistant at Elim Christian School and now works as full-time mom to Micah who was born in 2018.


    Taryn is passionate about serving the church and local community. Her desire is to share Gods love with others. She values being a part of the community; whether its participating in local town events or in athletics.. Taryn enjoys playing softball, being active, and communing with others.

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