His Cloud of Glory | Elgin, Illinois – Pastors Ron and Ava Smith

Our History


In September 2002, His Cloud of Glory began with 20 people in a small banquet facility on Spring and Highland St., in Elgin IL which was also known as the old Gail Borden Library. Pastor Tony Saavedra and Evang. Nancy Saavedra had a heart for people…a heart for families. They attended an “End Time” conference at the Arlington Heights Hilton and the Lord spoke to them to start the ministry after reading 2 Chronicles 5:14 (NLT).  “The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple of God.” At that time the original name, His Cloud of Glory Temple, was given.  After prayer and confirmation in the hearts of Tony and Nancy Saavedra, they accepted that God had another plan for leadership of the congregation. In January 2003, Pastor Ronald Smith, Jr. was installed as the Senior Pastor.

Over the years, many people like you have looked for a place where the power and truth of God’s Word is taught in a practical manner and shown to be relevant for today. People from all walks of life sense the presence of God here and feel welcomed. We pray you feel welcomed too.