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We are a church centered on Jesus Christ. We exist to love and glorify God as we bless our community and the world with the Gospel empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Worship is our response to God’s revelation of Himself.
We desire to live as Jesus in our world.
Costly discipleship is sacrificing everything to follow Christ.
We desire to give of ourselves to others in Jesus’ name.
We desire to open ourselves to others because of Jesus Christ.
“To Discover Christ and Display His Transforming Power.”
WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THEVILLAGE CHURCH
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Dean became our pastor in June of 2007. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1984. He served for 12 years as the pastor of Hinsdale Baptist Church (now known as Oak Community Church) in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was called to WSBC after ministering from 1996 to 2007 as the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lompoc, California. Pastor Dean is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and the University of Illinois Chicago (BA History). He received his master’s of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Dean has been married to Sherilyn since 1977 and they have three grown children: Matthew, married to Tia, Stephen and Ellen.
Steve joined the staff in August 2016 as our new Minister of Worship and Music. Prior to coming to WSBC, he had served as the Worship Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Woodbridge, CT for 23 years. Steve and his wife, Lisa, are originally from Pennsylvania where they met each other at Messiah College and both graduated in 1991. They have 2 sons: Elijah who is in the Army and Ben who is a Student at Lyons Township High School.
At the heart of his ministry, Joel knows God has called him to faithfully model and teach people of all ages to know and grow in the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to become fully devoted mature followers of Jesus. He is excited to see how Christ will grow our love for each other as His Church and for this community in order to reach the Families of Western Springs and surrounding area with the Gospel. Prior to Joel joining our staff and church family as the Pastor of Family Ministries, he serve at Community Fellowship in West Chicago and Pleasant Hill Community Church in Wheaton. Joel is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL.
"My hope and prayer is that God will use me to stimulate and encourage WSBC / the Village Church to engage our community with the Gospel in relevant ways and grow fully devoted mature followers of Jesus Christ.”
Here are a few things that Joel loves … "My Wife, Rhonda, and Kids, Josie, Benji & Drew, Michigan football, Cubs baseball, Sunday afternoon naps, coaching my boys’ baseball teams, planning adventures and traveling with my family, my Dogs (lab-mixes, Sophie & Mac), sharing a great meal with family and friends, family huddles & hugs, making my award winning chili and sausage gravy, grilling, and creating something out of nothing in the Fridge."
Timothy and his wife Abigail came to WSBC in January of 2019. They met in Chicago where they both received degrees in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. Abigail is currently a student at Rush University, earning a Masters of Nursing. They both love eating tacos, drinking lattes, and reading, and they're grateful to be a part of the worship and community here at WSBC.