Dr. Ross Bacon
Ross and his wife Karen have had the privilege of serving the Lord at the LaGrange Bible Church since 1976. They have two married children: Jenny (and Randy) Kutchek and Kevin (and Kirstin) Bacon. They also have four grandchildren: Isabella and Jack Kutchek, and Sophia and Olivia Bacon.
Ross has served as youth pastor, assistant, and associate pastor, and senior pastor since 1988. Working in these various areas has provided him with many rich experiences in pastoral ministry.
Ross and Karen are both from Illinois, born in Oak Lawn and Worth respectively. They were married at Oak Lawn Bible Church on March 10, 1973. During Ross' last semester at Moody Bible Institute, the Bacon's joined the staff at LaGrange Bible Church.
B.A. in Pastoral and Christian Education - Moody Bible Institute 1976
M.A. in Educational Ministries - Wheaton College 1985
Ph.D. in Education - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 1993
Ross is delighted for the opportunity to fulfill a dream of using his God given talents for music to serve his Lord and Savior. He and his family moved to the LaGrange area and found LGBC through the Yellow Pages and have not left since their first visit. God has truly worked in all of their lives, in that they are involved in many of the ministries of the church and continue to be blessed with opportunities to work in His service.
Ross has served the church as the worship team drummer and also has been a part of the King’s Chorale as well as served in many other lay capacities. Music has always been a major part of his life going all the way back to church choir as a young boy, and he was the lead singer of a traveling rock group in the early 80’s for over 6 years. He graduated from Golden Valley Jr. College in 1980 and went on to study at the University of Kansas, where he was involved in athletics (football). Ross is an avid Chicago sports fan particularly the Bears, Cubs and Bulls. He also loves a round of golf and going with his family to their cabin in Michigan.
Patti has been involved in many of the church’s ministries as well including Pioneer Girls and other kids programs. She is a graduate of Taylor University in Upland, IN with a degree in social work. She has worked in group homes for troubled youth and for mentally and physically handicapped children. She was able to stay home and raise their four children; Benjamin, Noah, Ezra and Lydia.
Josh and his beautiful wife Jennifer were married in June 2010. They both graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, where they met. After living in Warsaw, Indiana for one year, they followed the Lord’s leading in both their lives and moved to LaGrange, Illinois, where they joined the ministry team at the LaGrange Bible Church. Josh came on staff as the church’s youth pastor in July 2011. Understanding the influence that can be had during a student’s years in high school, both Josh and Jennifer are excited for the opportunity to impact the lives of young people at the church and in the community.
Josh grew up in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Jennifer calls Wooster, Ohio her hometown. Their favorite pastimes include spending time together, watching movies, going on bike rides, reading, spending time with their families, and learning their way around Chicagoland. They feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve the people of LaGrange Bible Church and their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They have two young children, Abigail and Benjamin
B.A. in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministries – Grace College 2007
M. Div. in Counseling – Grace Theological Seminary 2010
Danny and his wife, Johanna, both grew up in LaGrange and met at LaGrange Bible Church. They were friends for many years, dated through college, and were married in 2007 at LaGrange Bible Church. Johanna is a Taylor University grad with a degree in Elementary Education. She has an M.A. in Reading from Concordia University. She enjoys her work as a first grade teacher in the LaGrange South School District. Johanna plays the piano with the worship team and serves alongside her husband with the youth and in other various ministries. They have three young children, Emily, Charlotte, and Timothy.
Because of a childhood passion for flying, Danny pursued a pilot's license though the aviation program at Lyons Township High School. He continued that course of education at Lewis University, where he graduated with a degree in flight and air traffic control. Shortly after, the Lord drew him out of that and into a calling of full-time ministry. He is currently working toward a Masters Degree at Moody Bible Instiute in Ministry Leadership. Danny feels honored and privileged to serve at LaGrange Bible Church.
Lyons Township High School - 2003
B.S. Professional Pilot & Air Traffic Control - Lewis University, 2009
M.A. Ministry Leadership - Moody Theological Seminary, current