We are a new church that is seeking to faithfully follow jesus Christ by worshipping god and serving our neighbors. 

We believe god is already at work in our community and world. we are passionate about serving him though partnering and collaborating with others that are also striving to bring healing and reconciliation to our community and world.

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 July 7th, 2017 I am part of the “Happily Married” club, and now my wife and I also have a child of our own. When I was around fourteen, I seriously committed my life to Jesus Christ. Since then, I have realized that living for Jesus is the greatest life anyone can live.

Makenzie Flores Associate Pastor

My name is often misspelled, but I assure you, I won't ignore you if you misspell it. My husband has even misspelled it. I obtained my BA from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Pastoral Ministry in 2016. I am currently working towards my Masters in Clinical Social Work. I love my community and feel very passionate about serving my community and fighting the injustices within our society. You can always assume the quality of the coffee I am drinking based on the amount of creamer I put into it.  Hope to meet you soon!

Susan Morrill Worship Arts Director

“Hi, I’m Susan!” is my unofficial catch phrase. I love Jesus, people, laughter, three-part harmonies and a good cup of chai.

As a matter of fact, I drank a vanilla chai latte when I wrote this bio! Someone once told me being friends with me is like being friends with a walking interview; I found this to be quite the compliment! If everyone has been made in the image of God and the way to eternal life is to know God (John 17:3), this, in my opinion, necessitates community (a.k.a I want to know you!). As I have accepted and forever will declare Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior, my life has been transformed to live out and invite others into such love and acceptance. I thank God for your life and the joy to not only meet you, but to walk life with you too!

Bry Williams Children’s Ministry Director

Hello! I enjoy serving others, cooking, napping, and being outside. 

Cool thing: In 4th grade my public-school teacher brought me to her church and believe it or not she forgot me there. Soon after, I was a regular attender who dedicated her life to Christ, got baptized, and became a member. Because the love of Christ that has been shown to me throughout my entire life, I have committed my life to the service of others.  

Living life with my Jesus isn’t always easy, but let me tell you it is worth it!