Jim Nicodem has been the senior pastor of Christ Community Church since its start in 1984. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jim received his BA from Wheaton College and his MDiv. and Doctor of Ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Jim and his wife, Sue, have been married for more than forty years, have three grown children, and seven grandchildren. He loves to hang out in Chicago, where he can watch the Cubs play (no better park than Wrigley) or listen to the world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The local coffee shops also see a lot of Jim, accompanied by books (mostly biographies) or friends. Other hobbies he enjoys include hiking and biking.

He is also the author of two works: Prayer Coach and Bible Savvy. These topics are a reflection of his life-long pursuit and passion to help people grow in their walk with Christ.


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Regional Campus Pastors

Aurora Campus

Oscar Leiva

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DeKalb Campus

Paul DeHaven

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Huntley Campus

Don Hay

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Streamwood Campus

Cory Shumate

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