Edgington EPC

OUR STAFF


Rev. Zachary A. Hopkins, Pastor / Teaching Elder

Zach grew up in suburbs of St. Louis. He is a graduate of Illinois College (B.A. Religion, 2009) in Jacksonville, IL, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div, 2012) in South Hamilton, MA. Although Zach has served Edgington EPC in various capacities since 2009, it wasn't until 2012 when he began to serve as full-time pulpit supply, followed by his full ordination in 2014. Zach loves spending time with his wife, Mackenzie, and enjoys reading theology, playing golf, being out in the community, and cheering for Notre Dame football and the local Rockridge Rockets.

Lisa Bowman, Office Manager

Lisa Bowman grew up in Andalusia, IL. She has worked for Edgington EPC as the office manager since October of 2014.

She loves spending time with her family. She's been married to her high school sweetheart, Matt Bowman since 1990. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and three grand-daughters.

When she has time she also enjoys reading, baking, volunteering, exercising, and a host of other things she doesn't have time for. 

Lori Dixon, Music Ministry Director

Lori grew up on a farm in small town Iowa, and began playing piano and singing hymns in church at the age of nine. Always a music enthusiast, she studied vocal and instrumental music through high school and college, and enjoys teaching, directing, singing, and playing a variety of instruments. In the past Lori has volunteered as a director for Rockridge High School Treble Madrigal group and accompanying for solo/ensemble events. She is a ukulele lady, and plays at many outings as a member of the Quad City Ukulele Club. Lori has actively served the Quad City Emmaus and Chrysalis communities and area churches for the past 25 years, and continues to serve where the Lord leads. 
Lori and her husband, Tony, live on a small acreage outside Reynolds, Illinois. Lori and Tony have three daughters and nine grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with family, horseback riding, and working their small acreage.

Edgington EPC

CHURCH OFFICERS


The Session

Edgington EPC follows the New Testament pattern of government by a Session of Elders. These leaders are elected by the congregation and meet rigid spiritual requirements set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. They assume full spiritual authority for the congregation and "shepherd the flock of God" (1 Peter 5:2). The Session is composed of Ruling Elders (congregation members) and Teaching Elders (ordained minsters).

Our Ruling Elders:

Steve Morrison, Clerk of Session

Served as Elder: 1987-1990; 1997-2000; 2012-Present
Position on Session:  Clerk of Session and Personnel Committee 
Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 

John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." 
Check Out: The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Join Us: We are a welcoming family of God that proclaims the Word of God (The Bible) to lead, guide and direct our lives.

Tara Johnson

Served as Elder: 2013-Present
Position on Session: Session Representative for Sunday School, VBS, & Youth Group.  
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." This verse makes my heart yearn to be a better disciple of Jesus. 
Check Out: The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively, or The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, all by Gary Chapmann.
Join Us: We are about knowing and understanding our worship and classes are not about any individual's beliefs; our classes are God's truths, God's beliefs, and these are not for us to debate but to trust and obey in a loving and graceful way. It is about our Heavenly Father, it is about His amazing Son, Jesus who paid it all with His blood so we can have eternal life.

Grow with Us: We are about growing in our faith as a church family, growing in our knowledge of the Truth, and using this knowledge to help and minister to others.

Kevin Oak

Served as Elder: 1998-2001; 2012-2015; 2016-Present

Position on Session: Session Representative to our Trustee Committee. I enjoy serving with those who work so hard to be good stewards of our beautiful church building.

Philippians 2:10-11 -so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

Check Out: Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan 

Join Us: It’s exciting to be a part of a church and a denomination that holds high The Essentials of The Reformed Faith and is governed in a “grass roots” model of biblical Presbyterianism.

Mic Penry

Served as Elder: 2004-2007; 2012-Present

Position on Session: Session Representative to the Mission Committee.

John 17:20 - “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word." 

Check Out: Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - This is a Christian book that every believer should read!
Join Us: I believe you would enjoy and find meaning in the expository preaching that is prominent in this church.

Patrick Shovar

Served as Elder: January 2018-Present
Position on Session: Session Representative to the Deacon Committee, and assist in Sunday worship when needed.

John 3:16-17 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Join Us: I believe you would enjoy the Bible-based preaching of Pastor Zach and the relaxed atmosphere.

Grow with Us: EEPC is  a strong healthy church with a rich heritage in a very small town.

Keith Wilson

Served as Elder: 2001-2003; January 2018-Present
Position on Session: Personnel Committee, which is responsible for evaluating church personnel and ensuring that they have the resources needed to perform their duties. 

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." This verse has guided me when things get tough. It humbles me and reminds me that I’m not in control, and it is only through our Lord that blessings come.
Join Us: First and foremost is the emphasis on fully worshiping God through a focus on the word of God as given to us in the Bible. Secondly, EEPC has an energetic and passionate congregation in which all age groups are represented and welcomed. There are a wide variety of ministries that individuals can get involved with. A particular bright spot for me is the number of young families and children that are involved in the church.

Grow with Us: EEPC has a long and faithful heritage. One of strengths of EEPC over many decades is its emphasis on mission giving. The church has used its resources in local, national, and worldwide missions. We have also been blessed by having had many good and faithful people through many generations serve the Lord. These individuals serve as great examples in the life of the church and provide motivation to continue to serve the community and support missions.


The Board of Deacons

In Acts 6, the Apostles instructed the Church to select servants of good character, full of the Spirit and wisdom, to provide for the physical needs of the congregation. Under the supervision of the Session, the Deacons minister to the church according to the physical needs of its people. They are the caretakers of the people of God.

Our Deacons:

Amy Oak (Chair), Beth Flickinger (Secretary), Scott and Cindy Cullen, Norman and Janet Dunlap, Cora Schafman, and Peggy Shovar


The Board of Trustees

Trustees are the caretakers and stewards of the resources of the people of God. Under the supervision of the Session, the Trustees administer the business and financial affairs of the congregation, as well as the maintenance and management of the church property.

Our Trustees:

Mel Block (Chair), Larry Pithan (Secretary), Ken Benningfield, Phil Fuhr, Scott Nelson, Nathan Oak, Jeff Schmidt, Chris Stark, and Jeff Thomas