PastorBrian serves as pastor of the church. He and his wife Mary have two children and have served in various capacities. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian University focused on ministry studies and most recently worked as a carpenter and full-time dad. He is an avid guitar player and shares his enthusiasm for leading others to Christ with the entire congregation. Brian works diligently to reach the teachings of Romans 12:1-2 and inspires us all through his preaching and living.
Jerry Van Meter Jr.
ElderThis is Jerry’s home church and church home. He was raised and nurtured here by a loving family and has continued to serve his church family in various capacities for many years. Jerry and his wife Missy raised their three now married daughters here and now boast five grandchildren. Both Jerry and Missy have long careers as letter carriers for the US Postal Service. His passion for the spiritually and physically hungry has been long evidenced by his work in missions and food drives. Meanwhile Jerry’s prayer for all around him rests in the hope found in Jesus words of John 6:40. “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
cell: (217) 341-1641
ElderRay and his wife Charlotte have served at the church for many years. Charlotte is an accomplished pianist at events behind the keyboard at weddings, funerals, worship, and special services. Ray has a degree in education from Illinois State University. Now retired, he spent most of his career in sales, traveling extensively throughout rural US and Canada. Ray enjoys working with his hands to build, repair, restore, or just plain ‘fix it’. Fixing people is a far greater challenge however for him. He is the first to admit we all run into snags in life. Matthew 14: 22-32 describes the best ‘fix’. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
cell: (217) 725-7925