When & Where
Saturday Service: 5:10pm
Sunday Services: 9:10 & 11:10am
Address: 2350 Pride Ave. DeKalb IL. 60115 (Across from DeKalb High School)
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
What To Expect
The DeKalb Campus was established in 2004 in an old Farm 'n' Fleet building on Lincoln Highway. We moved into our own building near the high school in Fall 2017.
DeKalb's services are held Saturdays at 5:10pm and 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.
Join us for a cup of coffee and a chat in our Lobby before the services, 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 weekend for one of our services. We can't wait to meet you!
Erin was born and raised in beautiful Seattle, Washington, and moved to Illinois in 1997 after marrying her husband Dave. She still isn't used to the lack of mountains and oceans in Illinois, but is content with where God has her! Erin attended Seattle Pacific University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dave and Erin have been blessed with two sons who love sports (Go Packers)! Erin enjoys sports, being outdoors, and gardening.
Paul was born and raised in Southern California. He married his college sweetheart, Jill, two weeks after graduation from Biola University. The newlyweds moved to Colorado so Paul could attend Denver Seminary and develop a passion for the Broncos. While in Colorado, Paul and Jill were blessed with two daughters.
The DeHaven family moved to Texas in 1995 and spend 18 years developing a love of BBQ. Paul joined the staff of Christ Community in 2013. He enjoys cooking, running, and saying things like ''howdy'' and ''y'all.''
Joshua grew up in the Quad Cities and moved to DeKalb in 2007 at which point he began attending Christ Community Church and our high school ministry Mosaic. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and joined the DeKalb campus team in February of 2013. He has the privilege of working with high school and middle school students as they grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.
In his free time he enjoys playing any sport, spending time with friends and family, and watching 49ers football.
Born and raised in Dundee, IL, Alicia attended Wheaton College and received a Bachelor of Science degree. She’s married to Karl Hepler and moved to DeKalb, IL in 1989. They have three grown children. Alicia helped with the launch of our DeKalb Campus in 2004 and has enjoyed working with staff and volunteers alike.
Karl grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He later moved to the Chicago area where he received a BA from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, and an MA from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is married to Alicia and they have lived in DeKalb since 1989.
They have three adult children, two of whom are married. Karl enjoys running with Alicia, fixing broken stuff, and reading about science, leadership, and spiritual formation. He is fascinated with how things work, whether mechanically, scientifically, relationally, spiritually, or organizationally.
Greg was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he trusted Christ in a backyard Bible Club and was later influenced by The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He went on to play football at the University of Northern Colorado while receiving a degree in Kinesiology. A year after being hired as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Kent State University, Greg accepted a position at The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, where he served in several areas of ministry and graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Greg is married to Sharron and they have three amazing children.
Jen grew up in Streamwood, Illinois. She traveled north for college to The University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. While she became a huge Badger fan, that love did not spill over to the Packers.
She started attending Christ Community in 1997 and surrendered her life to Christ shortly there after.
She has been married to Tom McGraw since 2001, which was a good year to marry since she can always remember how many years they've been married by subtracting one from the current year! They have three amazing girls who all love the Lord!
Jen loves to read, go on cruises, spend time with friends, and drink good coffee!
Luis was born in the Philippines and grew up in uptown Chicago, ''Go Cubs!'' He has a Music degree from Northern Illinois University and committed his life to Jesus at NIU in 1986. He was hired as pianist for Christ Community Church in 1986.
He enjoys hiking and trail scampering, chemistry and astronomy. He loves dark chocolate, Mt. Rainier, German Shepherds, anything purple.
Annie was born and raised in the small town of Lee, Illinois. She married a local, fourth generation farmer, Dan, and has two children.
Dan and Annie have had the privilege and blessing of working closely with family and raising their children on the family farm. Annie previously was the CFO of a family owned manufacturing business and a family owned service business. Annie and her family began attending Christ Community in 2010.
After retiring from the family business, Annie started working part time at the DeKalb Campus in November, 2014, as the Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant and transitioned into full time in October, 2016, and added assisting with the Caring Ministry. Annie thoroughly enjoys all the staff and members at Christ Community and is thankful for the opportunity to serve along side them.