Pastor Corwin D. Lasenby, Sr.

Corwin D. Lasenby, Sr. is the proud Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago.


Pastor Lasenby was called to this vineyard in February 2013.  Pastor Lasenby trusts and depends on Gods leading and was led by the Lord to Pilgrim.  In four months he has grown to know the members and teaches and preaches with zeal and purpose.  The church has grown in number and most important spirituality.


Pastor Lasenby pastored New Mount Zion Missionary Church of Daytona Beach, Florida, Inc. from July 2006 to June 2012.  Pastor Lasenby grew the church spiritually and in numbers through the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Pastor Lasenby has instituted such ministries as the Collegiate Minsitry, Food and Clothing Ministry, and the Couple's Ministry.  Church growth seems to be a gift God has given to Pastor Lasenby.


Pastor Lasenby has been an ordained Baptist minister since 1989; his educational background extends from Moody Bible Institute, the Chicago Bible Institute and St. Thomas Bible College.


Pastor Lasenby grew up on the Southside of Chicago and was educated in the public school system.  He understood at an early age that Christ was the Way, the Truth and the Life.


He was crowned by Pastor Clay Evans of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as the youngest Deacon in the church's history at that time, serving as a Senior Deacon for five years.  The calling that Jeremiah felt is the same calling that Pastor Lasenby felt of "Fire being shut up in his bones" thus began his journey.  After ten years of preaching, God imparted in him a Pastor's heart.  He served and worked in the vineyard under four great Pastors when God called him to Shepherd the Flock of Victory Tabernacle Baptist Church where he pastured for two years.


Pastor Lasenby is a member of the National Baptist Convention of USA Inc. where he teaches in the Youth Division. He truly has a servant's heart and shows this by having been an active member for many years in the Rainbow Push Coalition in Chicago, Illinois.  He is the Former Chairman of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority Board of Directors.  He currently was elected to the Chamber of Commerce of South Chicago Board and the board of Claretian and Associates.


Pastor Lasenby is best known for being a people person.  Anyone can talk with him and feel like they have gained a friend.  You can not only find him in the pulpit on Sunday mornings but walking in the community talking to people and to reach, resotre and revive those who he meets along the way.


Pastor Lasenby has been married to Tracey for 24 wonderful years and they share three great children: Ashley, Corwin, Jr. and Cody.  God has blessed this union and they are glad about it.


Pastor Lasenby understands all thing are possible if you only believe.


"And even, if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing"

II Corinthians 4:3

Pilgrim Baptist Church 
south chicago
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3235 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617

Tel: 773-374-3888
Fax: 773-374-2621