Our Values

We pursue Jesus and His Presence. 

Everything we do is because of our love for Jesus Christ and our desire for His Presence.  We want to live passionately for Jesus, centering our lives and church on Him, and experiencing the Presence of God.  (1 John 4:19, 1 Cor 12:31) 

We practice Biblical community.  

We believe in the value of the local church and want to follow the example of the church in Acts, by being devoted to fellowship, to the teaching of the Word, to wholehearted Worship and to Prayer.  (Acts 2:42, Heb 10:25)

We desire to see the Kingdom of Jesus Christ expand everywhere. 

We want to be a part of advancing God’s Kingdom everywhere.  First in our lives experiencing righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17), and in those around us by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which brings freedom, healing and restoration to people everywhere (Matt 28:18-20)


Our Story

We live in Chicago with our 3 children, Liem, Raine and Joel.  God has called us, along with a team of people, to start a church in North Center, here in Chicago.  Hue is originally from Vietnam and came to the United States, in 1984, as a refugee when he was 13 years old.  He located in Minnesota where he met Vanessa, who had grown up there.  Soon after, we were married and moved to Chicago for our jobs.  Hue currently is, and for the last 23 years, working as an executive in the insurance industry.

In 2004 we visited a church-plant in Chicago.  It was at this very first visit that we experienced the presence of God, dedicating our lives to Him.  We spent the next 12 years serving in various capacities, including serving on the eldership team there for the last 8 years.  During that time, God led Hue to complete his Master degree at Moody Bible Institute. God continued to reveal more of Himself to our family, more of His love, goodness and freedom, and our desire grew stronger for Him to use us to share those things with everyone.  He began revealing more of His plans for us, which included us planting a church here in September of 2016.

Restoration has been birthed from the call of God to share His love and goodness with others.  Our desire is that through Restoration, Jesus will be revealed and many will experience the grace and freedom that comes from knowing Him.     

- Hue and Vanessa Doan

The Doan Family


  • The Bible, both Old and New Testament, is the fully inspired word of God in its original writing. We accept them as the full and final authority for Faith and Life.

  • There is one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived thru the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true Man.

  • God created man in His image. Man sinned and thereby justly incurred the penalty of death (physical and spiritual). All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him, are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected in full bodily form. He ascended into heaven, and He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ will personally return to earth.

  • We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, in His regenerating work and in His abiding presence in every believer. Jesus Christ has given the Holy Spirit to be the Comforter and Empowerer of the Church, to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in accordance with the Scriptures.

  • All who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.

  • All Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him.

  • Both the just and the unjust will be resurrected.  The redeemed will receive the eternal blessedness of the presence of God, while the unredeemed will suffer the eternal banishment from God as a result of rejecting the offer of salvation.

  • All who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, form the one true Church. Each local church on earth should take its character from this concept. Therefore, the new birth and personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ are essentials of church membership.

  • We believe in the priesthood of all believers in Jesus Christ. Every believer has access to the fullness of God without the necessity of human intermediate.

  • The ascended Christ has given Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers and Evangelists to the Church in order to bring all believers to maturity and build up the Body of Christ until we all reach unity in the faith.

  • All believers in Jesus Christ are called to fulfill the Great Commission.

  • Healing of the sick in the name of Jesus Christ is still active in the Church today.

  • God has never removed the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Church. The Scriptural commands to "earnestly desire the greater gifts" and to "forbid not to speak in tongues," are still applicable today.

  • The miracles as recorded in the Bible are real in their entirety and are possible in the present day.

  • Jesus Christ is the Head of His Body, the Church. In all things He has preeminence.



The Baker Family

Toby & Diamond Baker

Marie Fields

Marie Fields

Sue Kim

Sue Kim

Hue and Vanessa Doan

Hue & Vanessa Doan

Mike and Kalena Gugliuzza

Mike & Kalena Gugliuzza

Gavin and Megan Stainthorpe

Gavin & Megan Stainthorpe



We are thankful for the many relationships and partnerships that encourage us along the way through: