Who We Are

Our church is a local fellowship of the followers of Jesus Christ with a heartfelt desire to help men and women get to know God and His son Jesus Christ better. We are independent, non-denominational and open to all who desire to understand greater what a life of fellowship with God can mean to them.

Leadership

Bob & Susan Carden

Lead Pastor

Bob Carden is the lead pastor at Grace. He came to Christ during the “Jesus Movement” of the 1970s and has been leading in ministry since finishing high school in 1972. After college did a stint in public accounting before returning to Bible College and since then has served in full time ministry.

Along with his wife Susan, Bob was part of Grace Christian fellowship from the start and has been blessed over the past 20 plus years to see men women and children grow in Christ. His primary responsibilities are teaching and counseling, and he developed the Getting to Know God Better class as an introduction to God and His son for the new Christian or the merely curious. He has two adult daughters and two grandchildren and has been living in Naperville since 1987.

Garrett & Dannie Bova

Garrett & Dannie Bova

Pastor/Senior Leader

Steve & Laura Blacksmith

Steve & Laura Blacksmith

Pastor/Senior Leaders

Doug & Linda Esmon

Doug & Linda Esmon

Senior Leaders

Steve Carter

Steve Carter

Senior Leader

John & Carol Drake

John & Carol Drake

Senior Leaders

Jessica & Glen Mendoza

Jessica & Glen Mendoza

Director of Music Ministry