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Jonathan Peters

Senior Pastor

Jonathan Peters has served as senior pastor since 1998. A native of Chicago, Jonathan came to Christ as a student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sheila have four children: Christopher, Jordan, Micah, and Eden. Contact:, (618) 978-7989 cell.

Lonnie Trembly

Associate Pastor, Students

Lonnie joined our staff in 2007 as Associate Pastor, Students. After almost 30 years in the corporate world, God called him to leave that arena for full-time ministry. Before joining our staff, Lonnie served as Associate Pastor for a church plant in the Chicago area. Lonnie and his wife Audrey have three grown children and three grandchildren. Contact:, (618) 977-9719 cell.

Jenny Auld

Director, Preschool & Children

Jenny Auld serves as our Director of Preschool and Children's Ministries. She is a native of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and long-time resident of St. Charles. She came to Christ as a child, and has worked in children's ministry in several churches. She is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Contact:, (636) 248-4203 cell.

Jonathan Cole

Associate Pastor, Worship & Discipleship

Jonathan was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He graduated with a business degree from Florida State Universiry and a Masters Degree in Worship Arts – Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010, He co-founded Central Florida Community Arts, a non-profit arts organization located in Orlando, Florida. This organization is where he met his wife, Keren. They were married in 2013 and immediately moved to Illinois to begin work in the ministry. He enjoys reading, working on DIY projects, hanging out with his two Weimaraners and he avidly cheers for Florida State University Seminole athletics. One of his favorite verses is Zephaniah 3:17 and is inspired by the thought that God sings over us.

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