6N171 Gary Avenue, Roselle, Illinois 60172

Who We Are


Meet our Pastors

Eph. 4:11, "And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers..."


Matthew Black

Senior Pastor

Matt’s vision is to see a true Antioch church model established at Living Hope – a church that is multi-cultural and multi-generational – a church that truly reflects heaven. Matt has been married to his loving wife Jill for 23 years, and they have three girls and two boys.

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Michael Tiberi

Associate Pastor

Michael’s has a great love for the Scriptures and has dedicated much of his time to the study of the Old Testament. His desire is that Living Hope be a church of love and unity that rightly worships the Triune God in spirit and truth. Michael and his wife Emily, daughter, and son live in Hanover Park, Illinois.

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Jose Alberto Garcia, PhD


Jose was a pastor for many years in his homeland of the Dominican Republic before coming to the Boston and then Chicago. He has worked with Ligonier Ministries and Grace to You with translation work as well as ACBC. Jose resides in Melrose Park with his wife Mayra and children.

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Acts 20:28, "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."


Meet our Elders

Acts 14:23, "When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed."


Bill Kroll

Elder Chairman

Jerry Soen

Elder of Missions


Marcel Reid

Elder of Church Finances

Michael Klikas

Elder of Christian Education


Meet our Deacons

Acts 6:2-3, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you... men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty."


Nathan Polderman

Deacon Chairman & Administration

Barry Patton

Deacon of Christian Education

Gavin Barclay

Deacon of Mercy Ministries & Facilities


Joaquim Fragoso

Deacon of Fellowship & Events

Emilio Huante

Deacon of Outreach & Hispanic Ministries

Cedric Andrews

Deacon of Media & Facilities


Meet Our Staff and Ministry Leaders

Col. 3:23, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."


Nicole Andrews

Church Secretary

Martin Alexander

IT Director

Melinda Huante

Weddings & Showers

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