New Life Church of Chicago, a non-denominational Korean immigrant church, started in the summer of 2001 under the leadership of Rev. James Chun Chang. The church only had children’s & youth ministries and college groups during the breaks.
As the church grew older, it produced many more college students and the young adults. In the fall of 2009, the church leaders decided to launch an English speaking ministry, where the Americanized adult children of these immigrants could worship in English. This ministry reaches out not only to Korean-American young adults, but also to anyone who speaks English and wants to belong to this community.
On May 23, 2010, New Life Church English Ministry began with a mission of making radical, passionate, and intimate lovers of Christ, who are building God’s Kingdom locally and globally.
As of May 1, 2011, New Life Church English Ministry has become New Life Covenant Church of Palatine, as it became an independent church plant with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Though the church is independent from the mother church (New Life Church of Chicago), two churches are committed to partner with one another, contributing one's own strengths to each other's ministries.