Hobson Road Community Church has served the people of Downers Grove and surrounding communities for more than sixty years. We are a vibrant, growing community of individuals and families who seek a more meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
HRCC is an Assemblies of God congregation, and we subscribe to the Assemblies of God doctrinal statements. However, the members of our congregation come from a variety of faith backgrounds. At HRCC, they have found meaningful friendships, encouragement, and sound biblical teaching.
Most of our gatherings are relatively casual – you’ll find folks in business suits and others in t-shirts. We sing contemporary music, but also value the traditional hymns of our Christian heritage. We love to encourage families to worship together, and often plan events and services designed for all generations to be in community. We participate actively with mission work at home and around the world. Most of all, we passionately pursue our journey of faith, believing that God’s plans for us are best!
We hope you’ll join us soon . . .
Dan grew up in Villa Park, Illinois. In his early twenties, he took his first full-time ministry position - he was the worship leader at Hobson Road Community Church (then called Suburban Assembly of God). He ended up spending nearly fourteen years as a music pastor in two different churches.
Now the lead pastor of HRCC, Dan enjoys nothing more than preaching and teaching God's Word. His experience with various short-term global missions projects has given him the opportunity to do so in many parts of the world. Dan and his wife Sue, along with their children, Jessica and Tyler, are proud to call HRCC their home - a church committed to the task of making disciples and reaching the nations!
Student Ministries Pastor
Garrett grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago, being surrounded by an immediate and extended family that loves and follows God whole heartedly.
Despite growing up in a Christian vacuum of gospel music and Spirit-driven church services, Garrett didn't truly encounter God until his sophomore year of college while studying advertising at Columbia College in Chicago. Within a short time period, Garrett received the baptism of the Holy Spirit which was an absolute game changer in his faith, propelling him further in his relationship with God. After spearheading the planting of a campus outreach program called Chi Alpha on Columbia's campus, Garrett then graduated and moved to California to attend Bethel's School of Supernatural Ministry.
At the end of his time at Bethel, Garrett had accepted the ministry position at Hobson Road, prompting him to move back to the Chicagoland area. In addition to student ministries, Garrett also works at Northen Seminary as an admissions counselor and runs an evangelistic apparel company called "Trumpet Apparel".
Children & Family Pastor
Rachel grew up in South Florida. She has interned and been on staff at churches in Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Hawaii. She has lead women’s and music ministries, but has always been most passionate about children’s ministry. Rachel has spent the last ten years involved with and written curriculum for kid’s camps, mid-week programs, small groups, and Sunday schools.
Now on staff at HRCC as the Pastor of Children and Family ministries, she enjoys overseeing all Sunday morning children’s classes and running the C.O.R.E! program on Wednesday nights. She is committed to creating curriculum that makes the Word of God accessible to people at any age, and loves to discover new ways to teach the Gospel. Rachel and her husband Jeffrey, along with their many pets, live in Downers Grove.
Kelly joined the HRCC team in May of 2019. She has served churches throughout Chicago land and is excited to now be able to minister so close to home in Downers Grove.