Joy Communities help people connect more deeply, grow in Christian maturity, and spread the gospel in East St. Louis. If you consider City of Joy your church home, we strongly encourage you to find a group near you and get connected.

Meals Together

When each community gathers there is food involved! We have a good conversation over a good meal together.

Message Applied

After we break bread, we dive into the message preached on Sunday. We discuss main points, questions, applications, etc. But ultimately, we desire the Spirit to shape the direction of our discussion.

Mutual Care

Every community is encouraged to be transparent. We lean on one another during hard times bearing one another burdens. We discuss issues and seek to meet each other’s tangible needs.


We seek opportunities to be on a mission with our community groups. Whether it’s serving the homeless, cleaning up trash or tutoring children, we seek to love our community in practical ways for the sake of the gospel


Joy Communities are one of our strategies to “multiply” disciples of Jesus throughout our city.

So there was great Joy in that city. Acts 8:8

101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle
East St. Louis, IL 62204


@ 2023 City Of Joy Fellowship Church

Sunday service is CANCELED for today due to a power outage. We hope everyone is safe after all the stormy weather. Looking forward to worshipping together next Sunday!