It was in January 1943 that a Bible class was being help in DeYoung's Funeral Chapel on Friday mornings. Rev. Arthur E. Petznick of Glenwood, Illinois was to be the teacher.
This was the beginning of what is now the Lansing Bible Church. It was not until May 1944 that is was formerly organized as the Calvary Gospel Church. This was an outgrowth of the Bible Class that had been meeting for some time in the DeYoung Funeral Parlors.
Rev. Attileo Carducci helped organize the church and served as part-time pastor, in addition to his own duties with his own church in Chicago Heights. He was assisted by Rev. Harold Young, a post-graduate student at the Moody Bible Institute, from Nov. 1944 to March 1945.
/after organization the group moved into the store building -- known as the Lansing Sewing Shop. Space soon became a problem and moved to the new Memorial Junior High School. Serviced were conducted here each week until the building on Burnham Ave was completed and became the permanent church home. This same year of 1945 construction was begun on the present building under the leadership of Rev. Petznick .
In June 1946 the new building was dedicated-- Jesus Christ the Chief Cornerstone.