Pastoral Staff


Eddie Leon
Lead Pastor

Eddie Leon is the founder and Lead Pastor of CityLights Church located in Chicago. He is a clear-cut communicator who always points back to the Creator. Eddie was saved in 1999 and has not looked back since. From 2003-2009 he was the youth pastor of one of the largest youth Groups in Chicago, Uprise, reaching hundreds of Chicago’s urban youth. In 2009 he felt the Lord calling him to plant a church in Chicago.

From 2009-2011, he led a church planting team of twelve to plant what is now CityLights Church. CityLights Church opened its doors on January 16, 2011 and has now grown to be one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago. Currently, weekly attendance peeks at around four hundred including adults and children with two hundred seventy-five committed members. Eddie is also known for his unyielding passion for discipleship. He is all about building people up and sending them out to impact their world. He and his wife reside in the Chicago area with their two daughters, Anaiah and Stephanie and their son Ashton.

Fabi Garcia
Associate Pastor

Fabian Garcia was 18 years old when God told him that he was going to be a part of building a House of Prayer. Originally from Spain, he attempted to establish one there but failed. Years went by and those words were soon forgotten. Little did he know that God was bringing him miles and miles away to Chicago not only to write his love story with his wife, Mari Garcia, but also call him to be an associate pastor at CityLights.
During a time of prayer with Pastor Eddie, God reminded Fabian of His words and he is currently at work leading CityLights to build a place where Chicago can come and speak to the God of this city.

Fabi is an International Gourmet Chef specializing in Spaniard food and loves to swim. He married his wife, Mari Garcia, in 2007 and has been living in Chicago ever since. They have two sons, Liam and Noah and their daughter Anaiz.