Meet Our People

Our current leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them an incredible ability to lead, inspire and care for those that need it.


With over 30 years experience among them, our leaders provide LIFE IN CHRIST FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER with the inspiration and direction to keep the organization moving forward and expanding in new areas based on our community's needs.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16.


Born the youngest of five boys to Rev. Dr. Saul McClinton and Bernice (McClinton) Jones. Royal was raised in a Christian household, with strict moral teachings. Royal’s father was the pastor and founder of Divine Temple of God Church. Royal’s father passed when he was only 7 years old but his influence and teachings has lasted throughout his life. Royal attended Miracle Revival Center under the pastorage of his uncle Rev. Alfred Gage, there he sang in the choir. At the age of 12, his grandmother, Addie B. Lockett Moore carpooled Royal and a number of his brothers and cousins to Evangelist Crusaders Church of God in Christ, under the pastoring of Elder George Liggins. There Royal was baptized and offered his talents in the choir as well as helped with the vacation bible school. Royal was later ordained a Deacon. Royal met and married Kimberly L. Weems at Crusaders. As they began their family they joined Bread of Life Church of God in Christ under pastoring of Elder Willie F. Richardson, a son in the gospel of Elder Liggins. Royal served as a Deacon, Choir Member and Basketball Coach for the church. After returning to Crusaders, God began to use Royal as a soloist that blessed many and his desire for the word began to grow. Royal began singing in an outreach choir – the For His Glory Singers and a deeper form of personal relationship with the Lord began to bloom. Royal and family joined To God Be The Glory Ministries under the pastorage of Darryl & Nancy Hallman. He served as a Deacon, Head of Security, Choir Member, Marriage Fellowship Committee and Fellowship Administrator.


After 6 years of separation from God and divorce from Kim after 20 years of marriage, God spoke to Royal telling him to “get your family back together.” First step – he rededicated His life to the Lord, then he remarried his wife and decided to stop running from His calling. His calling being to go unto all the nations, teaching the gospel – baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Royal served at Jehovah Rapha Ministries, under Pastor Jenetta Ross, helping where ever needed. He decided to totally cleanse with revisiting the ordinance of Baptism. Royal graduated at the top of his class at Kingdom Builders Bible Institute - Minister in Training classes with 110%.


He is thankful for his family being back together again and for God accelerating his life – restoring the years that the canker worm destroyed. In 2011, Pastor Royal and his wife founded Life in Christ Family Worship Center to encourage all that there is  Life in Christ.


Pastor Royal is the father of three, Larraine, Jasmine and Royal, Jr., the father-in-law of two Jalani and Jacqueline and the ‘Pops’ of nine grandchildren – Kei Άrey, Jamir, Amaya, Brenin, Royal III, KaMariyah, LaNiyah, Christine & Eboni.

To God Be the Glory for the Things He Has Done!

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4

Born the oldest of five children of a devote catholic father and pentecostal mother. Pastor Kim aka Pastor Sweet Pea was raised with the fundamental teachings of both religions. God used the battle of religions throughout childhood to give her an early understanding that it’s not about denomination but relationship.


Drawn by the charismatic side of the pentecostal church she was able to develop and explore her many gifting and talents. She has served as a gift to the body of Christ for over a span 25 years in the roles of church administrator, soloist, choir president, choir director, praise team member, board of director, women’s fellowship coordinator, Sunday School and Bible Class Teacher (adult and youth), minister (licensed in 2001), and worship leader. Pastor Kim’s objective for working in the church has always been “as unto the Lord and not to man.”


In 2009, she founded Completely Yours Ministries, Inc., that services ministries and ministry gifts. Also, she is the proprietor of Completely Yours Events and Stationary, is an Illinois licensed mortgage loan officer and works full-time as the Investments Department Administrator at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


In 2011, she and Pastor Royal founded Life in Christ Family Worship Center.  To breathe fresh life in those hurt, lost, abandoned and dejected to see a fresh perspective and know that there is Life in Christ.


Pastor Kim is the wife for 27 years of Pastor Royal McClinton, the mother of three – Larraine, Jasmine and Royal, Jr., the mother in love of two – Jalani and Jacqueline and the “Grammie” (grandmother) of nine – Kei Árey, Jamir, Amaya, Brenin, Royal III, KaMariyah, Lá Niyah, Christine and Eboni.

Apostle Jalani & Elder Larraine McCaa

Treasurer & Secretary,  Youth Pastors - I Choose God (ICG) Administrators, Ministers of Fine Arts


The CEO’s of Way of LYFE Christian Entertainment Group, LLC.  Way Of LYFE ‘s vision is to invade media by “Kissing the Culture” with a Christian message. They are the ICG (I Choose God) Youth and Young Adult Administrator’s of LICFWC as well as serve as community mentors for youth  from various walks and experiences of life. Degreed in Recording Arts from Full Sail University in Winterpark, FL. Apostle Jalani teaches audio to aspiring young sound engineers. He has 11 years experience in ministry, teaching and preaching. Psalmist “Raine” serves as the worship arts administrator of LICFWC. “Raine” also develops conferences, workshops, and revivals. She has just released her 1st live album entitled “Believe Again – The Live Experience.”She teaches and preaches the word of God.


Contact Us


12951 S. Maple Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406

Phone: 877-99-LICFW 


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What Keeps Us Going

"My life was in a downward spiral.  I couldn't trust anyone including church people.  LIFE IN CHRIST FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER has proven to be a lifeline to me and my family. I thank God that HE placed shepherds after HIS own heart in my life."


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Regular Hours

Services are held at:
Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church
12951 S. Maple Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406

12:30 pm  Worship Service

Tuesdays (2nd & 3rd)
7:00 pm  Corporate Prayer

7:30 pm  Life in the Word
                  (Bible Study)

BL3 Service (4th Tuesdays)
7:00 pm


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