The State of Faith: Multi-ethnic perspective drives church’s every move

Note: The State of Faith series explores spiritual life in the Homewood and Flossmoor area. In the first installment, we speak with the leader of a multicultural church in Flossmoor about how its mindset helped it thrive during tumultuous times. Series sponsor: Homewood Rotary Club.

Pastor Geno Olison started South Suburban Vineyard Church, 3400 196th St., Flossmoor, in 2009 with an intentionally multi-ethnic vision. Olison, who is Black, established the church with his wife, Shannon, who is white, and a small, diverse team. The church has grown from . . .

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