• PHIL & LINDA STERN- Lead Pastors

    Phil was born in Kenya and raised in Nigeria until he was 18 years old. At age 20, he helped his father pioneer a church in central Illinois and worked beside his dad for 11 years. Phil has planted several churches, been instrumental in helping release dozens of men and women into the ministry, and is currently putting much of his ministry effort into mentoring business leaders and pastors in America.

    Phil has been married to his wife, Linda, for 38 years. They have 10 children (who have been homeschooled) and 10 grandchildren (with many more to come).

    With a heart for missions, Phil has also traveled extensively to 59 nations where his main audience is leaders and pastors. The main countries of his focus are Bulgaria, Guatemala, Indonesia, India and Kenya as well as his home - the USA.

    As an author, he has written several training manuals, parenting materials and in 2010 released his first book The Father Leader.

    Phil and Linda are passionate about raising up and releasing men, women, and children of all ages to fulfill the call of God on their lives!

  • James & Shalena French

    James is the Community and Outreach Pastor

    - both James and Shalena serve as Elders.


    Waid is the Prayer and Missions Pastor. 

    - both Waid and Nancy serve as Elders.

  • Stacy Whitworth- Kids Ministry

  • Michael whitworth-   Student Ministries

  • shalena french- Nursery Director

  • Vicky Haley- Office Administrator

  • John and Nancy Smith- Host Ministry