one heart          one CHURCH          one love

Pastors Ryan & Jessica Smith
Beloved Worship Pastor   //   Office Administrator
 
Our family began at Beloved Lena (formerly The Father's House Church). We were fresh out of High School when we joined the church family, getting married at the Church in 2007.
 
Together we started Beloved Lena's first youth group in 2006, and that was just the beginning! Since getting our hands wet, we realized that we love serving... Especially this community of people! We serve with this incredible team of people because we know that God's heart is for them.
 
Ryan, and his greatly talented worship team, now leads people into deep, life-changing encounters with Jesus through praise and worship. Ryan was active in the music department in high school, getting one of the highest honors at the High School level in Illinois, being invited to join the Illinois Music Education Association's choir. While in college, Ryan took music classes as well. Ryan leads worship by singing, he plays the keys and guitar, and looking to expand into percussion.
 
Jessica felt 'at home' when she worked back stage for high school play and musical productions. The thrill of assisting the people caused a stirring within her. She finished a year of college (Office Technology) where she also student taught and developed many computer skills. She has been the Administrator for Beloved Lena since 2009. Her professional touch and passion for Jesus coupled produces eye-catching work.
 
We live in a nearby town of Lena, about 20 minutes away, Orangeville. We believe that God's will has been our map our entire lives, and we are passionately pursuing Christ in our every day life! We share two beautiful children, Alexis and Ian, and are proud owners of a new, furry, Cockapoo family member, Mya.
 
[photo: Katlyn Gorham]
Email Ryan at pastorryan@belovedchurchillinois.com
 
Email Jessica at jsmith@belovedchurchillinois.com
 
or call Beloved's Church Office to contact them, (815) 990-0367