About Ian

A Brief History


I help senior pastors transform their church culture into a culture that attracts heaven

Ian Carroll was the senior leader at Greater Chicago Church and is now an itinerant speaker and writer. He is passionate about shifting culture in the church so that cities can be transformed for the Kingdom of God. His mission is to equip the church to bring transformation and to restore identity in believers to be powerful sons and daughters. Ian is called to reform the church and revive it to be salt and light with a manifestation of the power of the Kingdom. 

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Ian's History Paved His Future

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Ian’s walk with Jesus began in Northern Ireland when he was 16 years old, and within a week of becoming a Christian, he was doing door-to-door evangelism. His house church was full of people with a wide array of backgrounds, but all carried a common trait - passion. This was an environment in which he thrived. During this time, his budding passion to respond to God’s leading to see cities impacted and transformed took root. It was in these young years that Ian also met his future wife Rachel.

From the very beginning of his walk with Jesus, Ian knew that he was called to ministry.

After serving his city in the police force for 16 years, he began searching for opportunities to serve in the church. He was offered a job as a youth pastor at Greater Chicago Church, and in 2001, he moved with his wife and two soon-to-be-three children to the bright city of Chicago. During his time as the Youth Pastor, Ian often took the kids to Toronto to visit John and Carol Arnott’s church. His goal was to inspire his youth to be passionate lovers of Jesus. After 6 years as the youth pastor of what is now called Greater Chicago Church, Ian became the Executive Pastor and finally the Senior pastor in 2008.

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