Meet The Team

Lead Pastor

Tim Chinn

Tim has attended Grace Evangelical Church since Nov. 2019 and became the Lead Pastor in March 2020. Tim and his wife Rene’ have been married since 1982 and in local church ministry since that time. They have two adult married children and four grandchildren. Tim graduated from Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in pastoral ministries. 


Tim enjoys almost every kind of outdoor sport and working with his hands. Besides studying the Bible, he also enjoys reading about leadership, discipleship, and church revitalization. He is passionate about shepherding people, watching them grow spiritually, and helping others in need.

Director of Children's Ministry  Jennifer Ogaard

Jennifer has attended Minnesota State University-Moorhead, with a degree in Elementary Education. 

She loves seeing children know 

God and how much He loves them. Jennifer is married to Kevin.  They enjoy spending time with their three grand kids.

Pastoral Resident Benjamin Clements 

Benjamin was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis MN. In 2018 he graduated from Moody Bible Institute with his BA in Pastoral Studies. He graduated from Moody Theological Seminary in 2019 with his MA in Pastoral Studies and is currently there working on his Masters of Divinity. He enjoys spending time reading books, historical dramas, and spending time with friends.

The deaconess serve our church and women's ministry at GEC. They care deeply about the women in our church and have events throughout the year that focus on building community.

Lao Pastor

Siripong Leal

Siripong faithfully serves the Loa ministry every Sunday at 10:30am.


The Elders are the Spiritual leaders of our Church who are responsible for doctrine, direction, and discipline.


The deacons serve our church in a variety of ways. If you need to use our facility please do not hesitate to contact our deacon team. 


  • Sunday Service, 10:00am


1800 Bowes Road

Elgin, IL 60123

phone: 847.742.6818

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