Worship Service- 10:30 am Sunday School- 9:30 am

Ministry Staff

Pastor-Steven Stern

Steven joined Walnut Grove in January of 2016. He has a heart for reaching the lost with the Gospel whether in our community or around the world. You will see him each Sunday delivering the message that God has put on his heart. Steven was born into a military family so his early years were spent in TN, VA, and NV before coming out to Illinois for college. After a few years working in pharmacy management he felt called to go to seminary and attended and graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2015 with a Master of Divinity.

Steven enjoys spending time with his wife Chelsea and his son Samuel. When Steven has spare time, he enjoys playing sports, especially basketball, hiking on trails around the lake, watching movies, and reading. Although staying healthy is important he jokes that he really only works out in order to justify his eating habits! On any given Sunday you might hear him talk about pizza and/or ice cream.

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Youth Pastor- Aaron Boothe

Aaron joined Walnut Grove in November of 2012. On Sunday's you will see Aaron doing a wide range of things, from helping lead worship, to teaching Sunday School, and on Sunday nights Aaron leads the Youth Group for Jr. High and High school students. Aaron loves food! He loves cooking, grilling, baking, smoking (yes...we are still talking about food...), pretty much any way you can cook food, he wants to try it. He also likes to spend his free time fishing or playing golf and spending time with his new wife, Allison.

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Ministry Assistant- Tera Arnold

Tera joined the staff at WGCC in January 2011. She is the heart of the church office, and provides support to the Pastors, as well as creating and producing all church correspondence, materials, etc. If you've ever received a newsletter, bulletin, e-mail, or letter from WGCC, Tera's the one that made it. When Tera isn't running from work to school, gymnastics, T-ball and soccer, Tera enjoys relaxing and spending time with her husband Chad and their children, Kadelyn and Paxton.

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Head of Deacons

Bradley Little

Chairman of the Elders

Jeff Edwards