Senior Pastor: Eldon Cook
Eldon is originally from Princeton, IL. He completed a B.A. in Speech Communications at Eastern Illinois University and then attended seminary at Lincoln Christian Seminary. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and other outdoor activities. He is married to Kathey and they have four children; Carina, Gabe, Regan, and Titus.
Associate Pastor: Nathan Richey
Nathan is originally from Mattoon, IL. He completed a B.A. in History at Eastern Illinois University and then completed a Master of Divinity at Moody Bible Institue in Chicago. He enjoys playing music, reading, games of all kinds (especially disc golf), and spending time with his family. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Natalie and Noelle.
Church Secretaries: Melissa Sweenie and Terrie Jameson
Melissa Sweenie is originally from Fulton, IL, but has lived in Walnut since 1998. Melissa graduated with a Business Degree from Mt. St. Clare College. Prior to working at WCBC, she worked in Sales, Healthcare, and the Bureau Valley School District. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and working on genealogy. She is married to Dean, and they have two daughters, Sydney and Kayla. Her family has attended WCBC since 2004.
Terri Jamison is originally from Sheffield, IL, but has lived in Walnut since 2004. Terri graduated with an Administrative Degree and a Paralegal Certificate from SVCC. Prior to working at WCBC, she worked in Healthcare and at the Bureau County Assessor’s Office. Terri currently works at Little Blessings Preschool/Daycare here at WCBC as well as the church office. She is married to Brent, and they have two daughters, Abby and Kaylee. Brent grew up at WCBC and Terri started attending in 1999. Terri enjoys spending time with family/friends and campfires especially when s’mores are involved.
2017 Board Members:
Our board members are responsible to be stewards of the physical resources of the church (finances, employees, building and grounds, etc.)