Dick comes to Elk Grove Baptist after serving as Church Health Director with our network partner Converge MidAmerica. Dick brings 30 years of experience in church leadership throughout the Chicagoland area. In addition to preaching in the weekly Service of Worship, Dick will work with elders and ministry leaders in the areas to prepare EGBC for the future. These areas include the search for a permanent Lead Pastor, clarifying vision and values, strategic ministry planning, and reviewing the governing structure and operations. Dick holds a Masters' Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Nancy have four children and 12 grandchildren.

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    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.

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    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.



    Oversees: Finance, Benevolence, Facility


    Oversees: Men’s & Women’s Discipleship, Outreach, Missions

    • 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



    Oversees: Community Groups, Christ-follower Training, Worship Service, Music Ministries

    • 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


    Oversees: Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries, Outreach-Events, Ushers

    • Received God’s salvation at age 6—also in the back seat of his parent’s car! 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 influenced a great number of children in their extended family and at EGBC
    • Has served at EGBC in youth ministry, athletics, choir and worship team, is currently the Deacon team leader
    • 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
    • Knows how important the role of elders will be for EGBC in the next few years and is willing to do his best as part of the team