Light & Life Ministries

Mobilizing Praise, Prayer and Proclamation
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A message from Sheila Straka, co-founder of Light and Light Ministries


First Wednesdays 12–1:30 PM
This months meeting (October 6) will be held at New Covenant Fellowship, 865 Parkway Ave. Elgin,60120

Tuesday and Thursday Morning HOPE
We thank God we are meeting again in person, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Vineyard Church of Elgin
220 Division Street
We hope that you will join us!


John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Isaiah 56:7, “These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

1 Cor.10:31, ” So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Upcoming Events

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Our Mission & Vision

Light & Life Ministries is dedicated to helping network and mobilize the church and its ministries in Elgin and beyond through partnerships of praise, prayer and proclamation for the purpose of revival and transformation.

Our sole passion is to know the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him known in the earth. We are a Christian Interdenominational ministry, a picture of the church in a city, region or nation working together, loving each other and loving others to Him. Our desire is to build true relationships, to encourage a vision of worship, prayer and evangelism partnerships offering ourselves for the ministry of testifying to the gospel of the grace of God through Jesus Christ. We are presently developing Light & Life Ministries House of Prayer, Training Center, Arts Academy and Mobile Teams.

Our Statement of Faith

Light & Life Ministries Statement of Faith

We believe in one God who exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died on the cross. Three days later, Jesus arose bodily from the dead and then appeared to His disciples, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father. 

We believe Jesus will return to the earth in person and every knee shall bow before Him as Lord. We believe that man is sinful and can do nothing on his own to save himself; mankind needs a Savior. Men become children of God by true repentance, turning from their sin to the Savior Jesus Christ for forgiveness and an eternal future with God. It is by grace that we are saved through faith in Him.

We believe in the Holy Spirit’s ministry to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and His ability to guide, comfort, and empower believers to live a life of obedience to the Lord Jesus.

We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired and only authoritative Word of God. It is the final authority in matters of faith and practice.

Latest Message

Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders

We invite you to come to a gathering of Pastors and Ministry Leaders in the Greater Elgin Area,
Wednesday, Oct 6,
12 noon -1:30 pm.
We will worship, pray, enjoy a fellowship lunch together and share  updates.
This months meeting will be held at New Covenant Fellowship, 865 Parkway Ave. Elgin,60120
You are welcome to bring your spouse or another Pastor or Leader.
Please send RSVP text with names of attendees to
847-308-5133 by Friday October 1
Thank you,
Chuck & Sheila Straka
Light & Life Ministries

Light & Life House of Prayer is a city and regional prayer ministry.

Our mandate is to reverence and honor God and give Him the praise and adoration that is due His name. Our calling is to encourage the Body of Christ to come together and with one voice to worship the Lord through worship music, praise and prayer. God is restoring night and day worship and is positioning His people to partner with Him in the Harvest and to prepare for the return of Jesus Christ. All over the earth God’s people are responding to the call of intercession. With the increase of natural disasters, political peril, economic crisis, it is critical that the people of God gather together in solemn assemblies to cry out and seek His face for repentance and revival. Only in the light of His countenance we find the favor and blessing needed so we can be used to impact the world around us.

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Preparing The Way

Light & Life Training Center is dedicated to helping prepare the way for passionate, committed Christ followers to know their God and to make Him known through equipping and releasing them in praise worship, prayer and proclamation ministries.

Working along- side local churches our ministry training sessions provide an environment for learning, practicing and growing. Our priority is that the heart of every believer be filled and equipped to fulfill the commandments of loving God, loving one another, loving others and doing everything for His glory.

Blog Posts

Working alongside the local police department

Amazing stories, outpouring of the Spirit, messages, testimonies, and prayers in downtown Elgin.

Light & Life Mobile Teams

Light & Life Mobile Teams are dedicated to helping our brothers and sisters in Christ by lending a hand through sending Light and Life Teams to serve churches, ministries, conferences as well as city-wide and regional events. We help encourage and equip the Body of Christ through our various mobile worship, prayer and proclamation teams.

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Next Steps

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 Meetings and Services

We gather the first Wednesday of the month and Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well. Check your email, texts, AND follow our blog for more info or visit:


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