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Pastor Jeff Brace has been in pastoral ministry since 2002. He has served on many teams including, music, audio-video, teaching, church leadership and pastoral ministry teams. In 2004, He was part of a small team that listened to God’s call to plant a new church in Machesney Park.

A native of Rockford, Ill. He studied journalism and communications at Northern Illinois University. Then lead to a 30 - year career in management until hearing God’s call for full time ministry.

He has a passion for mission and served as Director of Rockford Work Camps, a ministry of Rockford Urban Ministries. RWC brings mission teams from around the country to work with many area non-profits focused on providing food and housing security in and around Rockford. He also has a passion for church development and redevelopment.

An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Jeff is known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.

He and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1988. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Rachel and Andrew.