For 18 months, Reverend Dr. Jack Lilley provided leadership at the Wheatland Presbyterian Church in Plainfield and the Oswego area.
A formal service of installation for the Rev. Jack Lilley is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the church, 11839 S. Heggs Rd. All area residents are invited to attend, especially those who have a previous connections with Lilley or the Church.
Lilley served as an Associate Pastor at the Oswego Presbyterian Church from 2010 to 2012. Bilingual and multicultural, he manifests respectful openness to the world’s peoples and faiths. Throughout his career he has always passionately engaged in parish ministry, focusing especially on those who struggle in their faith journey.
Reverend Jack Lilley is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He holds the B.A. in History, the M.A. in New Testament and Greek, and the Ph.D. in Theology (Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI). Ecumenical in spirit, he taught at the interdenominational Seminario Evangélico Asociado in Maracay, Venezuela, and at the Jesuit Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. Returning to the U.S. in 2000, he developed online graduate courses for Latin American pastors and educators. As an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he organized a Hispanic congregation at the First Presbyterian Church of Marengo, Illinois.
He lives in St. Charles, Illinois with his wife Esther. Their three grown children continue in the discipleship established by their parents.
The church is located west of U.S. Route 30 on 119th Street at the corner of Heggs Road in Wheatland Township. The Church and Manse along with the adjoining cemetery and ball field are designated a historical rural crossroads. The public is invited to worship with the congregation each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. as well as at this special afternoon installation. Refreshments in the church fellowship hall will follow the installation.