WESLEYAN CHURCH

OUR CHURCHES


VISION

The Illinois District of The Wesleyan Church is a collection of Wesleyan Churches scattered throughout the State of Illinois whose purpose is to be Jesus and bring Jesus to the communities of which they are a part.

MISSION

Our Vision is be a district with Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Churches.

Barrington Hills-New Friends Wesleyan Church

174 Old Sutton Rd.

Barrington Hills, IL 60010


Office Phone: (763)757-4266

Office Email: pastoral@skypoint.com

Bolingbrook-Lord of the Nations Wesleyan Church


609 Arbor Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185


Pastors Name: Rev. Gil Valenzuela

Office Phone: (630) 876-6929

Office Email: valenzuela_family@att.net

Bridgeport Wesleyan Church


524 E Gillespie St.

Bridgeport, IL 62417


Pastors Name: Rev. Dale Munsell

Office Phone: (618) 945-5941

Office Email: bridgeportwesleyanchurch@gmail.com

Broadview Wesleyan Church


2218 S 18th Ave.

Broadview, IL 60155


Co-Pastors Name: Revs. Mike & Lexa Ennis

Office Phone: (708) 343-7570

Office Email: broadviewwesleyan@att.net

Website: www.broadviewwesleyan.com​​​​​​​

We are honored to co-pastor in Broadview, where we as a church grow together, embodying Christ in our community.  If you are in the area, we’d love for you to join in!

Clifton Wesleyan Church


165 W Third Ave.

Clifton, IL 60927


Pastors Name: Rev. Daniel Shipton

Office Phone: (815) 694-2561

Office Email: cliftonwesleyan@gmail.com

I graduated in 1998 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors degree in Religion and Philosophy (ministry).  My wife, Becky, our son Matt, and I worked two years at an independent church in Indiana, while in school.  We then spent 41/2 years in a church plant work in Marquette, Michigan, followed by nearly 4 years of ministry in Lake Ann Michigan.  We arriving here in Clifton, in April of 2006.  I am currently working on my Masters of Divintiy degree through Asbury Seminary, and Becky is finishing up her ordination training through the Wesleyan Church. Matt has recently married, and is working on his own ministry training through Indiana Wesleyan University Online. My life verse:  ”Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) )

DeKalb Wesleyan Church


1115 S Malta Rd.

DeKalb, IL 60115


Pastors Name: Rev. Dean Pierce

Office Phone: (815) 758-0673

Office Email: jhn51719@hotmail.com

Website: www.dekalbwesleyan.com

Pastor Dean & Rachel came to the Illinois District in 2007 from Ohio out of a strong passion for church health and transformational living. Pastor Dean received his MA in Christian Ministries from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, as well as his BA in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is the founder of Bridge Builders Divorce Recovery Ministry, Chaplain of DeKalb Fire Service, and a Chaplain for Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

The Wesleyan Church of Fairfield


US 45 I mile N of Airport

Fairfield, IL 62837


Pastors Name: Rev. Philip Trent

Office Phone: (618) 842-2418

Office Email: pastorptfairfield@gmail.com

Website: www.fairfieldwesleyan.net

Galesburg-Hope Wesleyan Church


857 N Farnham St.

Galesburg, IL 61401


Pastors Name: Rev. Stephen Descalzo

Office Phone: (309) 342-9119

Office Email: stephen@galesburghope.org

Site: www.galesburghope.org

Iglesia Vida Nueva Dekalb Wesleyan Church


316 N 6th Street

Dekalb, IL 60115


Pastors Name: Rev. Rodrigo Azofeifa

Office Phone: (815) 787-7711

Office Email: vndekalb@frontier.com

Janesville Wesleyan Church


205 Main Street.

Janesville, IL 62435


Pastors Name: Pastor Angie Miller

Office Phone: (217) 348-5564

Office Email: taxlady82000@yahoo.com

Joliet- Divine Connection


1702 E Washington St.

Joliet, IL 60433


Pastors Name: Francis Avila

Office Phone: (815) 726-3278

Office Email: rev.avila@yahoo.com

I have trusted Christ as my Savior and Lord at age 12 and God gradually revealed His will for me to go into the ministry. I obeyed His call and entered Bible College following graduation from high school and it was there that I met my God-fearing and beautiful wife, Meriam. We have been marriage for 39 years and God has gifted us with four children and six grandchildren.  My wife works as a Respiratory Therapist at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Our two sons are both in the US military service. One is active serving the US Air Force and currently deployed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. One is on reserve status after finishing one term. One daughter lives with her husband and two kids in Jackson, Wisconsin and another daughter lives with her husband and their two boys in Canton, Michigan. We have been serving God since 1986 beginning in the Philippines and in this great country since 1992.

Marshall Wesleyan Church


207 N 10th Street

Marshall, IL 62441


Pastors Name; Rev. Adam Hafenbridle

Office Phone: (217)  826-3889

Office Email: adam.hafenbridle@gmail.com

"Adam was born in Indiana, where he had lived until coming to serve in the Illinois District. A call to pastoral ministry was placed on his heart when he was 18. A few years later, at Indiana Wesleyan University, this call was solidified. This is also where he met his wife, Emily.

Adam is now serving in Marshall, Illinois. He is excited to see what God will do in their church and community. "

Oak Lawn-Wesleyan Community Church


8844 S Austin

Oak Lawn, IL 60453


Pastors Name: Rev. John Wickstrom

Office Email: jwickstrom@wesleyanchurch.com

Office Phone: (708) 599-3660

Website: www.wesleyanchurch.com

John grew up in southeastern Michigan and was called into ministry during High School.  He went to Indiana Wesleyan University for his undergraduate ministry studies.  There he met Kristia, a business administration major from the Quad Cities who had grown up in Heritage Church.  John has previously served as a youth pastor in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  During their time in Florida, God blessed them with the birth of their daughter Jillian and called Kristia to pursue vocational ministry in her life as well.  They came to Wesleyan Community Church in 2015 and are excited to be a part of building the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Oak Lawn and being a part of the Illinois District Team!

Oblong-Cornerstone Wesleyan Church


Missouri & Adams Sts.

Oblong, IL 62449


Pastors Name: Rev. Mike Root

Office Phone: (618) 592-3746

Office Email: rootmike1@gmail.com

Mike comes to us from Grace Evangelical Church in Independence, Iowa.  He’s been in ministry since 1980.  He has a wife Laura, a son Michael, two daughters, Christina and Rebekah-Rebekah is married to Robert Howard.

Palm Tree Wesleyan Church


545 Landmeier Rd.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


Pastors Name: Rev. Sunju Chong

Office Phone: (847) 640-1135

Office Email: myrightside@gmail.com

Website: www.palmtreechurch.com

Rev. Sunju Choi Chong, Ph.D

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary M.Div (1994)

Chicago Theological Seminary Ph.D (2001)


The Marriage & Family Counseling at Theological Union (2006-2008)

Center For Religion & Psychotherapy (1996-1999)

Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at the Northwest Community Hospital (1996-1997)

Certified local pastor (1998)

Ordination in the Wesleyan Church (2007)

Princeton Wesleyan Church


421 E Dover Rd.

Princeton, IL 61356


Pastors Name: Rev. Doug Kirkpatrick

Office Phone: (815) 879-4481

Office Email: DOUGKIRK71198@comcast.net

Princeton Wesleyan Church is a family of faith that has a rich history in the Princeton IL area.  We’ve been around for more than 60 years and our roots in the area reach back even further.  We’d love to have you come worship with us and become part of our family!

Robinson-Journey Church


1705 W. Main St

Robinson, IL 62454


Pastors Name: Rev. Zandra Anderson

Office Phone: (618) 544-3252

Office Email: atozanderson@yahoo.com

Zandra Anderson is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.  Zandra grew up in a Wesleyan Church in the Dakota District. She served with Global Partners for 12 years in Zambia and Russia. She also served on staff at Westview Community Church in Manhattan, KS as Associate Pastor of Assimilation and Missions; worked at Wesleyan World Headquarters for three years in the Education and Clergy Development Department and Spiritual Formation Department; and served as assistant pastor of a Nazarene Church here in Illinois for two years. Recently she has been serving as a volunteer chaplain for Lincoln Land Hospice and Sara Bush Lincoln Health Center. She is married to her husband Andy and they are blessed with a blended family of eight children and many grandchildren.

Rock Island-Heritage Wesleyan Church


4801 44th St.

Rock Island, IL 61201


Pastors Name: Rev. Shawn Cossin

Office Phone: (309) 788-2030

Office Email: shawn.cossin@heritageqc.com

Church Site: www.heritageqc.com

Shawn is a graduate of Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Ministerial Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shawn joined the Heritage staff in July 2013 after serving eleven years at the Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church in Pennsylvania. Prior to serving in full-time ministry, Shawn served as an officer in the U. S. Army and as a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

Shawn has been married to his lovely bride, Beth, since 1992 and they have two teenage boys, Joshua and Daniel.

Rockford-Faith Wesleyan Church


6091 Harrison Ave.

Rockford, IL 61108


Pastors Name: Rev. Jaci McNeil

Office Email: PastorJaci@rockfordfaith.com

Office Phone: (815) 399-8405

Website: www.rockfordfaith.com

Faith Wesleyan Church exists for people who need to find wholeness in Christ. We are a multi-generational church that believes in a corporate worship that includes all ages. We offer an eclectic blend of liturgical and contemporary elements in our services.

Urbana First Wesleyan Church


408 E Illinois St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Pastors Name: Rev. Eric Coulter

Office Phone: (217) 367-4566

Office Email: urbanafwc@comcast.net

Revs. Eric & Amber Coulter have served with Global Partners since graduation from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2001. The Coulters served in Swaziland, South Africa for the 2003-2004 years as interns where they experienced both bible college teaching and pastoral care of a struggling church.  From those two varied experiences, they felt God leading them to church planting work among an unreached people group. In summer 2006, they first arrived in Durres, Albania to join Global Partners missionaries in starting a Wesleyan church among the Albanian people


The team’s vision is to see an established Albanian community of hopeful, loving disciples of God through the power of Jesus Christ.  In order to reach this goal, Eric and Amber have been involved in relationship evangelism, children and teen clubs, and compassionate ministries.


Proverbs 3:5-6 is their life verse, which has proven valuable and directive as they continue to serve where God is leading…  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.   Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”(NLT)  Direction into missions began for Eric when he became a Christian at 7 and felt a desire to build bridges in foreign lands.  Amber was called into full-time ministry at 12 and found a love for various cultures through friendships with international friends.  Today, theyare challenged and excited to be building bridges for the Gospel truth to enter the hearts of their Albanian friends.


Philip(‘01), Zane(‘03), Elise(‘06), and Suzana(‘09), have assisted in the ministry of their parents, by breaking down barriers and opening many new channels of relationship.  Anya (’11) is the first fully fledged pastor’s kid, as the Coulters have transitioned to pastoral ministry, serving  2 years at Lexington First Wesleyan in the North Carolina West District, and now recently moved to the Illinois District to serve at their second First Wesleyan in Urbana as of July 15th.  So far the Coulters have leads and inclinations to work with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, the district youth camp, and encouraging their  neighbors, many who are  newly impoverished, with a church growing deeper and wider.


Please pray with the Coulter family as they navigate this current chapter of Christ in community!

One Church


1300 S President St.

Wheaton, IL 60189


Pastor: Rev. Brian Bradford

Office Phone: (630) 665-0100

Office Email: officewwchurch@gmail.com

Website: www.wwchurch.org

A third generation minister, Brian Bradford grew up in central Louisiana. He graduated Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in political science and religion, and he continued his graduate studies at Asbury Theological Seminary by earning his M.Div. and D.Min in Wilmore, Kentucky. Brian is married to Shannon, who is originally from Naperville, Illinois. They have three children, Halle (9), Lily (6), and Titus (2). When not pastoring, Brian enjoys watching and playing sports, and especially duck hunting in the winter.