We are Cardinal Drive Church of Christ!  Our church has gathered together here in Rolling Meadows, IL for almost 40 years!  We are located in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago just kitty-cornered to Schaumburg and the Woodfield area.  We are Christians who are committed to loving God and loving our community. We desire to not simply be a place where people gather for religious services, but instead to be a community of believers committed to relationship with God and with each other.

Take the time to take a look at our family of believers and you will discover we are a community of people who have the same needs, goals, and struggles as you and your family. We are a community of people who have committed to center our lives on Christ as we work through our daily routines.

We are committed to....

  • being a support system for each other and we share life in Christ together.
  • challenging each other to move toward greater degrees of holiness and deeper in our seeking of peace in Christ.
  • growing in our service to each other and to those who are hurting in the world around us.

If this is the kind of community you are looking for, we invite you to join us here as a part of the Cardinal Drive family.





Wes Cunningham - Shepherd

Wes and Joyce first met in the second grade and were married in 1970. They have one daughter, Alysia, who lives in Texas, and three granddaughters. Joyce is a retired teacher and Wes has retired from Sears Holdings Corporation after a 43-year career. They have been members of the Cardinal Drive Church of Christ since 1990.


Chris Smith - Shepherd

Chris and Susie Smith met in the campus ministry group at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and were married in 1991. Susie is a nurse at Field Middle School and Chris is a chemical engineer, employed by Kraft Foods Group. They have three children, Ty, Caleb, and Emily and have attended Cardinal Drive since 1992.



Rob Carris - Youth & Family Minister

Rob and his wife Molly are native Detroiters, and both are graduates of Harding University. Rob received his B.A. in Youth & Family Ministry in 2001, and in the summer of 2002, they moved up to the Chicagoland area to work with teens of Cardinal Drive. Rob & Molly have a daughter named Zoe and two sons named Gage and Truett.  Rob loves graphic design, music, muscle cars, and is a loud supporter of the Chicago Bears.

Brian Prewitt - Minister

Brian Prewitt joined the staff at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in 2013. He is a graduate of Rice University, the University of Virginia School of Law, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Brian served as a prosecutor in North Carolina. Brian is married to Beth and has three children, Lily, Larry and Sarah. He is an avid movie lover, a guitarist and runner, and is training his kids to love Cardinals baseball and Star Wars.


The purpose of the Cardinal Drive Church of Christ is to glorify God. We seek to attain this end through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Scriptures, consistent Christian living by our members, personal evangelism, missionary effort and through Christian education (Ephesians 1:5-14; Colossians 1:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:9-12).

We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice. Our interpretation of Bible doctrine leads us to believe:

  1. The Scripture of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and is the final authority in all matters of faith and doctrine.  [Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17]
  2. God, the Father, is the Creator and sovereign ruler over all things.  [Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 103:19]
  3. Jesus Christ born of the virgin, Mary, being fully God and fully man, died for our sins and rose from the grave.  [Luke 1:26-27 & 35, Acts 2:22-24, Philippians. 2:5-11, Colossians, 1:21-22 & I Corinthians 15:3-6]
  4. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He lives within, empowers, sanctifies, and unites believers.  [Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthian. 6:11, 19-20, John 16:13-15, 2 Corinthians 13:14]
  5. God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  [Genesis 1:26-27]
  6. Marriage is a lifelong covenant relationship between one man and one woman that uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His Church. Intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within the marriage relationship.  [Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 19:4-6, Ephesians 5:21-33, 1 Corinthians 7:2]
  7. All mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, falls short of the glory of God and are helpless to save themselves. Salvation comes to us by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Saving faith is seen in repentance, confession of Christ’s lordship, and baptism.  [Romans 3:23, Hebrews 1:3, John 3:16-18, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 6:3-4 & Colossians. 2:11-12]  
  8. The church is God’s family on earth, of which Jesus Christ is the head.  The mission of the church is to preach the good news of Jesus Christ to all the world.  [1 Timothy 3:14-15, Ephesians 1:22-23 & 5:2, Matthew 28:18-20]
  9. The ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are Baptism and Communion.  [Acts 2:38, Luke 22:19-23, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26]
  10. In the existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that he and all his angels and all who do not trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.  [Mark 4:15, Luke 22:31-32, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, Revelation 12:9, 20:15, 21:8]
  11. God will bring the world to an end, sending Jesus Christ back to bring His followers to heaven and bringing the unbelieving to judgment.  [1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, Luke 12:5, 2 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 9:27]