Pastor Sam Eapen serves as the Lead Pastor of Jubilee Bible Church. He was born & raised in India, and then later moved to Seoul, Korea to pursue his seminary education (M.Div & Th.M) at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology while serving at Jeil Sungdo English Ministry (known today as New Philadelphia Church) in Seoul, Korea.
Pastor Sam is an ordained minister in the Korean Association of Independent Churches & Mission (KAICAM), and is passionate about preaching the love of Christ! He is married to Suma, and they have four children, Nathan, Abigail, Isaiah and Anna Grace.
Pastor Dean Scott serves as the Executive Pastor of Jubilee Bible Church. He is married to Laura with 3 children, one still at home.
Dean began attending church Easter Sunday in 1996 and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior a few days later after a gentleman from the church visited him in his home and shared the gospel (God’s good news of His love and forgiveness).
Dean believes that God has been extremely gracious and good to him in all areas of his life. After serving in the church in several different areas over the years, he was called to become a full-time staff member in Sept of 2007. He loves to travel and go camping with his family as well as read. He is also a life long St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Pastor Michael Chung serves as the Worship & Student Ministries Pastor of Jubilee Bible Church. He was born & raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
After working for 3 years in the corporate industry, he pursued his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Pastor Michael is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance, and is passionate about raising up fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. He is joyfully married to his best friend Esther, and they are blessed with a daughter Emmanuelle and son Matthew.
Pastor Eric Elsner serves as the Children's Pastor of Jubilee Bible Church. He has a BA in psychology (UW - La Crosse), an MA in education (UIC) along with a school leadership degree from Concordia, and has been teaching for 17+ years in the middle school level as a math & social studies teacher.
Pastor Eric is passionate about helping children encounter Jesus Christ and be radically changed by Him! He is happily married to Mijin, and they are blessed with 2 daughters Hannah and Yunah. His hobbies include coaching basketball, watching football, spending time with his family and walking his dog.
Alisha Henricksen serves as the Early Childhood & Nursery Coordinator for Jubilee Bible Church. She has a Bachelors in Bible and Children’s Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. She loves watching movies, drinking coffee, eating donuts and spending quality time with friends and family. She is passionate about helping the next generation know and love the Lord and be radically changed by Him.
While she accepted Christ as her Savior when she was young after hearing the gospel during a Sunday School class, her life was changed after she visited a prison her junior year of high school. It was then that she realized just how much of a sinner she was and how much grace she desperately needed from the Lord.
Laura Williams serves as the Executive Assistant for Jubilee Bible Church. Her husband is Brian Williams and they have three daughters, Paris, Kori and Whitney and twin grandchildren, Max & Riley.
Laura and her family moved from North Carolina to the suburbs of Chicago in 2011. Laura grew up in Ohio and attended a Catholic school. She knew about God and had read the Bible, but it wasn’t until 2004 that she accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized. She learned more about God's Word through others at church, Bible studies, attending BSF and serving in the Awana program.
Laura loves baking and attempting to be crafty. Her dream has been to manage a bed and breakfast, so she loves to use her gift of hospitality within the church. She and Brian love Chicago and all the food it has to offer. They miss Grandma’s Sunday lunch in the south, so they are always looking to share a meal after church.
Marianne Smith serves as the Finance Manager for Jubilee Bible Church. She has been on staff since 2008. Her husband is Mark Smith, and their children are Joshua, Ryan and Tyler.
While in high school, Marianne remembers going to bed at night repeating the words “I believe, I believe”. She wanted to make sure she was going to heaven based on John 3:16 – the one verse that she could remember from church. During her Junior year in high school, she was invited to a youth group outing by a friend from school. It was there that she heard the message of salvation as she had never heard before. That night Marianne accepted Christ’s gift of salvation and the promise of eternity with Him. 1 John 5:13 states: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” She then knew that she had eternal life. Since then it has been a joy for Marianne to be walking with God through life – ups and downs – He has blessed her beyond measure.
Marianne has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lewis University.