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Grace Church installs Leroy Childress as Senior Pastor

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Pastor Leroy Childress (Photo: Royce Photography)
LANSING, Ill. (March 17, 2018) – On Sunday, March 4, Grace Church ordained and officially installed Leroy Childress Jr as their Senior Pastor. He is the ninth pastor to serve in the 80-year history of the church.

Rev. Childress is originally from Baldwin, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern University. He has a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University. Childress has been serving at Grace Church since 2014 as Youth Pastor and since 2015 as Senior Pastor. March 4 marked his ordination into the Presbyterian Church of America.

Leroy is married to Eunice, who is from the Dominican Republic, and they have three daughters: Natalie, Hailey, and Naomi. In his years of Christian service, Pastor Childress has served in a variety of settings—church, school, prison, and street ministry. He is dedicated to helping people understand the Gospel in everyday language and life.

Grace Church marked 80 years on December 29, 2017, and will celebrate this anniversary with a special service and luncheon at the church on Sunday, April 15. The service will begin at 10:00am, and the luncheon will follow. All past and current members are invited to join Grace in celebrating the occasion.

Grace Church is located at 2740 Indiana Avenue in Lansing. For more information, call 708-474-0180.



Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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