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Illinois - Chicago Metro Praise Intl.



Metro Praise International (MPI) launched in Chicago Illinois October 2012 under the leadership of Joe and Nancy Wyrostek. MPI was established to fulfill the Great Command of Jesus to, “Love God and Love People.” Our purpose is to obey Jesus’ Great Commission by connecting the lost to Jesus, mentoring believers with the message of Jesus, and sending out trained disciples with Jesus’ words to change the world! Our Great Goal is to make 100,000 disciples and eventually plant a total of 50 churches within Chicagoland and to start 500 churches around the world. With great joy and excitement we humbly ask you to consider joining with us to help fulfill Jesus’ great commission to make disciples of the nations!

Here is what sets Metro Praise International apart:

  1. Emphasis on urban evangelism and outreach

  2. Emphasis on discipleship

  3. SUM alumni serve on pastoral staff

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Joe Wyrostek is SUM alumni, earning an A.A. from the school in 1998. He spent the next 7 years in New Orleans planting an inner city church with the Assemblies of God. In 2005, Joe moved to Chicago and planted Metro Praise International Church, where he and his wife, Nancy, are Apostolic Elders. Joe has since gone onto earn his M.A. in Christian Education from Liberty University, and is currently enrolled in the D. Min program at Regent University. He now lives with Nancy and their six children in Elgin, Illinois.

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Lauren was born in Chicago and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and four children. In 2013, Lauren graduated from SUM with a B.A. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in pastoral ministry. She currently serves on staff with Metro Praise International as the Director of Operations and as an assistant to the senior pastors. Lauren is committed to discipling the next generation of ministers to serve Jesus with full devotion.



Chicago Metro Praise International
5405 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago IL. 60639

Phone: 773-870-2681


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