Our Story | Nathan and Kerri Mead

After being married and living in the city for five years, Kerri and I purchased our first home in 2013 in Winfield, IL. While we were in Chicago, Kerri had served as the children’s director at our church in Evanston. As we purchased our home in August of 2013, the school year had already begun and so we continued to go to church in Evanston throughout the 2013-14 school year. During the summer and fall of 2014 we started looking for a church closer to our home.

We visited many churches and listened to many sermons online before finding Glen Ellyn Bible’s website and listened to several of Kelly’s sermons. The sermons were exactly what we were hoping to find. They were all grounded in Biblical truth, centered on the Gospel and always seemed to end with a very achievable application to apply. We first visited in January 2015.

When we first visited we were warmly welcomed. In Jan. 2015 we had a two and a half year old, Grace; and an eight month old, Ella. When we took the kids downstairs the staff greeted us with smiles and walked us to our kid’s classrooms. We were so glad to see all of the kids that were around the same age as ours. We looked around and saw all the young families and hoped we had found a place we could grow. We continued to visit weekly all spring.

In the Spring of 2015, we took the membership class with the hope to learn more about the church. The class was taught by Kelly and that class is what convinced us we had found the church we wanted to join. We appreciated the history of GEBC as well as the depth of theological teaching that was part of the class. One thing that struck us is that the class was held in the conference room and on the board were terms from a systematic theology textbook. We were so impressed by the level of education that seemed to run throughout the church. In the fall of 2015 we joined the church as members and have continued to be so thankful that the Lord led us to the church.

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