We are a diverse group of people seeking to follow Jesus.  We are welcoming to all.

Everything we do is for the purpose of encouraging connection with God and other people.  Newcomers are encouraged to explore the Bible and get to know us at their own pace, especially during our Community Gathering (9:30am Sundays) and with groups (various evenings).

After getting to know us and us getting to know them, many people decide to unite with us. This smaller group of people, who we call "members", have chosen to covenant together as a congregation, to carry out God's mission.

As we understand the Bible, the members of the congregation have the final say in matters of church life.  But that doesn't mean that we all vote on everything, all the time.  This congregation has chosen to delegate authority to particular members gifted and qualified to serve the church in various roles.  

  • Pastors/Elders: Serve by leading, and teaching collaboratively.
  • Deacons: Lead by serving, and helping cooperatively.
  • Plus other ministry leaders are now being trained through our internships.
  • And each one of our members participates in God's missions to make disciples of all nations.

Pastors/Elders

(Drew, Anna, Scott, Megan, Sophie) Scott Kelly: Pastor/Elder                                     evanstonbaptistpastor@gmail.com "I enjoy sailing the 420's at the Northwestern University Sailing Center.  I love serving the church as a pastor. I also love talking with international students. And I enjoy my work outside the church as a Realtor. I've been married to Megan for 24 years and we have 3 great kids."

(Drew, Anna, Scott, Megan, Sophie)

Scott Kelly: Pastor/Elder                                    
evanstonbaptistpastor@gmail.com

"I enjoy sailing the 420's at the Northwestern University Sailing Center.  I love serving the church as a pastor. I also love talking with international students. And I enjoy my work outside the church as a Realtor. I've been married to Megan for 24 years and we have 3 great kids."

(Livi, Vikali, Kupu, Shekuto, Kimyenoto) Shekuto Sumi: Pastor/Elder                     shekutosumi@gmail.com "My wife and I are originally from Nagaland, India. We later met at the university in Delhi, although we grew up just miles apart. After serving in university ministry in Thailand for a few years, we still enjoy sharing the gospel with students. We love our 3 kids and thank the Lord for allowing us to serve Him in Evanston."

(Livi, Vikali, Kupu, Shekuto, Kimyenoto)

Shekuto Sumi: Pastor/Elder                     shekutosumi@gmail.com

"My wife and I are originally from Nagaland, India. We later met at the university in Delhi, although we grew up just miles apart. After serving in university ministry in Thailand for a few years, we still enjoy sharing the gospel with students. We love our 3 kids and thank the Lord for allowing us to serve Him in Evanston."

(Henry, Kathy) Henry Petrash: Pastor/Elder hfp747@gmail.com "I like designing residential spaces, understanding how things work, and laughing at dumb jokes.  More than those things, I love my wife, who makes me happy just by being who she is.  More than everything, I love my God, who has saved me from judgment and blessed me beyond measure."

(Henry, Kathy)

Henry Petrash: Pastor/Elder
hfp747@gmail.com

"I like designing residential spaces, understanding how things work, and laughing at dumb jokes.  More than those things, I love my wife, who makes me happy just by being who she is.  More than everything, I love my God, who has saved me from judgment and blessed me beyond measure."


Deacons

Having been elected to this important serving role by the covenant members of the church at a recent Members' Meeting, the following persons are serving the church as deacons:

Deacons                                                                                                                                              Stephanie Criser, <aspen16001@gmail.com>, 402-315-8096                                                              


Interns

 

We eagerly deploy interns for pastoral ministry, group ministry, music ministry, evangelism & disciple-making, benevolence & mercy ministries and missions. Please contact any of the elders for more information about internship opportunities at Evanston Baptist Church.