Greg grew up in the deep south (Atlanta) before coming to Elgin and First Baptist Church in 2007. He married the best girl in Kentucky, his beautiful (and balanced) wife Rebecca, they have one son, Samuel, in whom he is well pleased, and he tolerates their barks-a-lot dog, Oreo. Greg is passionate about helping people move toward God's agenda for their lives, and thrilled to pastor the First B family. He loves reading, music, sports and the weather in Illinois (really--he loves snow, especially at Christmas!)
Jason is a life-long resident of the Chicago Suburbs. It is where he was born and raised, met the wife of his youth, Lisa, and started a family. Having grown up with 4 brothers he has adjusted well to an all-female household raising two girls, Olivia and Ashley. Early in his studies he found his passion with counseling, helping others experience the abundant life that Christ offers. If he is not at church you will often find him near a court, as the number one fan at one of his girls’ activities.
Creative Arts Pastor
Joshua grew up in central Iowa and has always been passionate about all things creative and artistic. In 2008, he received his bachelor’s degree in Worship Arts from Judson University - right here in Elgin. He loves music, movies, food and fitness - but his driving passion is to see people connect with Jesus through worship and to design experiences that allow for genuine, uninterrupted and uncompromising worship of God. They currently live in Pingree Grove with their three energetic boys - Carter, Cooper & Campbell.
Student Ministries Pastor
Aaron grew up in the Elgin area before attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where he met his wife Kristy. He enjoys watching Chicago sports, spending time outdoors and listening to music. Aaron and Kristy look forward to welcoming their first child in June!
Children & Family Ministries Pastor
Tom has lived in Maryland and California before moving his family to Crystal Lake in 1995. He has been married to his college sweetheart Bonnie for 40 years. Together they have raised 7 grown children and have 11 grandchildren. He loves kids, sports, movies and ocean beaches.