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Senior Pastor


My name is Jim Oord.  My wife, Raylene, and I have been part of the Greater Chicago Region for almost a decade.  We love the city, the culture, and the people, and we're so excited to be ministering here in South Holland.  Our prayer is that First Church (together with all of Jesus' followers here in South Holland and the South Side) can be a beacon of hope, healing, and true unity.  We are excited to raise our two children here as we serve Christ's church and this community.  We love cooking (come over for a meal!), taking in good movies, music, and books (let's grab coffee and talk about them!), and spending time with our dogs (join us for a walk!).