staff

  • leandro nogueira

    lead pastor

    Leandro comes to Elk Grove Baptist after serving as Associate Pastor & Worship Arts at Hillside Church in Bloomington, MN. Prior to Hillside, he served as Lead Pastor at a multi-ethnic church in the Twin Cities. He is passionate about the local church and has a heart for missional living. Leandro is a graduate of Bethel Seminary with a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry Practice and has worked in full-time missions in several places, including Brazil, New Zealand and Ethiopia. Leandro and his wife Isabella have four young children — twins Isaac and Caleb, and Ana and Sarah.

    leandro@myegbc.com

  • andre de mesquita

    wORSHIP pASTOR

    Andre and his wife, Wanessa, are originally from Brazil, and he shares his musical gifts leading worship with the Brazilian Baptist Church of Chicago. Andre loves being part of God's work in bringing people together to offer their hearts and songs of praise to Him. He does so by making the congregation active participants in worship whether speaking Scripture readings he arranges, or singing theologically sound music he selects from a variety of genres, or original compositions. Andre has a degree in Sacred Music from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He and Wanessa's sons are native Chicagolanders: Nickolas (the elder) was born in Chicago; Anthony (the younger) was born in Elk Grove Village. 

    andre.demesquita@myegbc.com

  • sue kitten

    Administrative Assistant

    Sue has been a valuable member of EGBC staff for many years. She is responsible for handling the calendar of events, newsletter, weekly bulletins, as well as other administrative duties. Sue is an active voice in the EGBC women's ministry, and enjoys creating crafts. Sue and her husband, Jack, are longtime residents of Elk Grove Village and have two adult daughters living in the Chicagoland area. 

    sue.kitten@myegbc.com

ELDERS


  • dave ball

    Oversees: Adult Sunday Morning Bible Study, Community Groups, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry

    • Received Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior at the age of 27 when a friend shared with him the Love of Christ. 
    • Started attending EGBC in October of 2014
    • Married to Mary and they have 6 children
    • Has served on the worship team and as a youth and adult teacher
    • Desires to see EGBC equipped to reach our community with the Good News of Jesus Christ
  • KEN HOVING

    Oversees: Benevolence, Facilities, Finance, Technology

    • Received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while serving in the US Navy.
    • A member of EGBC for over 20 years.
    • Married to Barbara, they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
    • Has served at EGBC as Deacon Chairman, on Men's Committee, and as Senior Class Teaching Leader
    • Volunteers at Alexian Bros and Hines Hospitals, VFW, and with Salvation Army
    • Is a pickleball player.
    • Is passionate about the potential of God using EGBC to be a catalyst for many in our community to be transformed by His Gospel message.
  • DANIEL LUC

    Oversees: Discipleship, Library, Missions, Shepherding

    • Received God’s salvation at age 16 through the influence of his parents and a Sunday School teacher
    • Has been at EGBC since 2000
    • Married to Joyce; they have 2 grown children and grandchildren
    • Has served at EGBC in choir and worship team, deacon, missions team, teaching, currently is serving as our Moderator
    • Is passionate about and gifted in evangelism and one-on-one discipleship. We have seen his effectiveness in both areas
    • Firmly believes God has led us to elder government and is very excited about what God can do in the next chapter of EGBC’s ministry


  • KURT NELSEN

    CHAIRMAN

    Oversees: Decorating, Music Ministries, Website & Social Media, Worship

    • Received God’s salvation as a boy through the teaching and singing ministry of his parents. Prayed to receive Christ in the back seat of a car on the way home from a service where his dad’s quartet sang
    • Has been at EGBC since his student years when the family moved to the area
    • Married to Pam; they have 1 son, Ethan, a college senior
    • Has served at EGBC in Boy’s Brigade, Awana, Christian Education Board, Executive Board, Pastoral Search Committee, song leader, choir director, worship team and teaching


  • SCOTT NELSEN

    Oversees: Children’s Ministries, Event Planning, Ushers, Youth

    • Received God’s salvation at age 6. In addition to the teaching of his parents, his older brother, Craig, was instrumental in him understanding and responding to the gospel
    • Has been at EGBC since he was a student when the family moved to Elk Grove Village
    • Married to Sharon; they have served together in ministry at EGBC for many years - children and youth ministry, athletics, choir and worship team
    • Is gifted in the areas of teaching, wisdom and helps; absolutely loves it when spiritual concepts “click” with someone and they “get it” and it changes how they live


  • leandro nogueira

    Oversees: Care & Counseling, Connections, Outreach, Prayer, Staff,