Phil Anderson Co-Lead Pastor

Howdy. I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband to one incredible wife,  a dad of 3 gorgeous daughters and one very handsome son-in-law, a pastor of a great church, a theologian, an avid coffee drinker, and an outdoorsman. I love to be with my family as much as possible, I love to be in and with the church family, and I have a deep passion and calling to help people hear, accept and live the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also love to hang out with Jesus in the woods, or on a river, or hiking on some mountain range doing all the good things nature offers; and drink coffee.  

Denise Anderson Associate Pastor

Hi!  I am a follower of Christ who loves people!  After my identity in Christ, I am wife to my husband, Phil of nearly 29 years and mom to three beautiful daughters, Bry, Makenzie and Morgyn and an amazing son-in-law, Mario (married to Makenzie).  I am a social work professor at Olivet.  I enjoy walking/hiking, cooking, gardening and socializing with people.  I look forward to meeting you!

Mario Paul Flores Co-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. 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 Pastor

“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!