When & Where
Sunday Services: 9:10 & 11:10am
Address: 40W098 Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
On January 29, we introduced Eric Hays, our new Blackberry Creek Campus Pastor! Learn more about him by watching this fun video below:
What To Expect
The Blackberry Campus was established in 2007.
Blackberry Creek's services are held Sunday morning at 9:10 & 11:10am. Our KidsWorld Ministry is available during our weekend services; parents can drop off their children for a fun and Bible based teaching designed specially for them. Students can engage with other students before and after the message, as well as learn more about how to get involved in our Student Ministry during the week.
Visit our Cup O' Joy Cafe for a cup of coffee and then head into our auditorium for an 80 minute service consisting of contemporary worship and Bible based teaching by our Senior Pastor Jim Nicodem, Teaching Pastor Clayton Keenon, or a guest teacher, via video from our St. Charles Campus.
We hope you'll join us this Sunday for one of our services. We can't wait to meet you!
Yvonne has attended the Blackberry Creek Campus since 1995 and has been on staff as the Children's Pastor since 2003. Yvonne loves helping families and kids feel welcomed, comfortable, and safe in their church experience as well as connecting with families and getting to know them better. Her desire is for kids to fall in love with Jesus and begin a relationship with Him that will change their life and last forever.
John or ''Burke'' as he is called around our Blackberry Creek Campus, was born and raised in Ottawa, IL. Before coming on staff full time at Christ Community, Burke spent 25 years in the Computer programming business and most recently, spent several years producing television reality shows. Burke also volunteers in the producing of Blackberry's weekend services. He serves along side his wife, Debbie and youngest 3 sons. Burke loves his men's community group, and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Burke and his family currently live in the Oswego area.
Petey joined Creative Arts in July 2015. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in May 2015 with a degree in Communications. Petey grew up in South Holland, Illinois, where his passion for worship began. Petey enjoys laughing, playing guitar, and eating numerous slices of deep dish pizza in his spare time.
Erik joined the student ministry team in June of 2016 and has been working in student ministry since he was a senior in high school. He grew up in the Chicago area, but has lived in Australia, Iowa, Arkansas, and Texas before he circled back to serve at the Blackberry Creek Campus.
He has his bachelor's in youth ministry from John Brown University and has won multiple awards for his ability to successfully hit someone with a dodgeball. He skateboards with a Christian ministry called Team Self Destruct. He and his wife, Marissa, enjoy collecting more books than they could ever read.
Eric grew up in the Akron, Ohio, area. He studied at the University of Akron for his undergraduate degree, followed by earning a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Eric is married to Adrianne and they have a daughter, Kendall and a son, Kieran. His hobbies include playing guitar, running, cooking, and agonizing over Cleveland sports teams.
Deb grew up in Chicago. She and her husband Lee have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married children. They began attending Blackberry Creek Community Church in 1994 where as volunteers, they started the Youth Group. In 2003, Deb came on staff as the Student Ministry Administrator and has continued on staff after Blackberry's adoption in 2006. You can also find her doing, Special Events or Cup O Joy.
Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers