Salem Baptist Church

Rev. James T. Meeks is the founder and senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, the largest African-American church in Illinois with more than 20,000 members. In 2002, Rev. Meeks was elected to the Illinois State Senate, which he considers an extension of his ministry to those in need. He is the author of two books, “How To Get Out of Debt and Into Praise” and “Life-Changing Relationships.”