Step into a world of purpose and passion as we unveil the heart behind Illinois Ministries.



Welcome to Illinois Ministries

Your partner in transforming our culture through healthy churches led by thriving pastors.

We understand the challenges you face and are here to help you navigate them with an array of resources designed specifically for you. We’re more than just a website – we’re a community committed to supporting and empowering pastors and churches across Illinois. By joining us, you gain access to exclusive resources like Worship Now, Love One Another, and Leadership Focus that can help you enhance your ministry’s impact.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re always adding new resources and updating information to ensure you have the latest tools and insights at your fingertips. Plus, with exciting events like Discipleship for Pastors on the horizon, there’s always something to look forward to.

Welcome to the journey!

Meet Eric Livingston

Serving as State Pastor since 2009 after 22 years at Shorewood Church of God, Eric’s heart beats for church growth and community impact. His belief in the power of healthy leadership reflects in his dedication to mentor pastors and church leaders. As a certified emotional intelligence coach and co-author to material on Emotional Intelligence and healthy leadership, he continually guides individuals towards effective leadership. Away from pastoral duties, he cherishes family time with his wife, Lisa, their daughters, and five grandchildren. A musician, worship leader, speaker, and most loved, a “Pa-pa”, Eric’s journey is one of faith, leadership, and love.

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