to see lives and communities transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and
empowered to participate in the kingdom of God.


calling all people to live and love like Jesus Christ.  

core values

Rooted in Community. holistically generous. united to serve.

Mario Paul Flores Lead Pastor

Hello there! I am from Southern California but have only surfed twice. I’m literally always in the mood for legitimate Mexican food. Praise be to God, Kankakee County does not lack legitimate Mexican restaurants. I am the youngest of four in a family of six. I enjoy conversations with just about anyone. Since 2017, I joined the “Happily Married” club. My wife and I have a son and daughter of our own, and we have had the honor to host many other kids in our home for varying periods of time through Safe Families for Children. When I was around fourteen, I seriously committed my life to Jesus Christ. God has been saving me, is still saving me, and will save me fully one day. The Good News is that Jesus is the saving King. I pray that my life will be a humble, faithful, and joyful witness to this reality. 

Makenzie Flores Associate Pastor

I identify as an 8 wing 9 on the Enneagram and have since given that identity over to the Lord, asking Him to make me the most Christ-like 8 wing 9 possible. I am married to the love of my life and have been since 2017. I am a mama; not only to my biological son, but to any child that has or will live in our home. I am called to be the first to serve, to advocate, and stand toe to toe with darkness and the injustices in my community. I have, both, a Pastoral undergrad degree and a Social Work grad degree; the combination is an amazing tool as I serve in this capacity. I am not the most outgoing of our staff, but my sincere prayer is that when we meet, you feel loved, seen, know that you matter and you belong.

Susan Morrill Worship Arts Director

Hi, I’m Susan! I am a lover of Jesus, people, laughter, three-part harmonies and chai lattes. Serving as Community Cup’s Worship Arts Director, since we began in 2017, has been a great blessing in my life. I love leading musical worship, shepherding others and challenging persons’ understanding of worship. Whoever you are, reading this bio, know that you are known and loved by God!