Deploying Missionary Teams Throughout the City of Chicago

Lincoln Park

Jeff and Angie Stark 
Jeff serves as both the director of Reach77 and he and his wife serve as a missionary team to the neighborhood of Lincoln Park.


Rob and Cassie Evans
Pastor Rob Evans is currently preparing to launch a new church on the Southside of Chicago. Born and raised in Chicago, he and his wife, Cassie, and three children reside in the Beverly neighborhood. Pastor Rob has a B.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University and a M.A. in Urban Ministry and M.A. in Christian Studies from Trinity International University. Rob also has work experience in the sales and finance industry (10 years), and he currently is an 8th Grade Math teacher for Wrightwood Elementary. Prior to planting, he served as the pastor of the Church on the Block in the Austin neighborhood, as Youth Pastor at Christ Bible Church of Chicago and a Jr. High Minister of Fellowship at M. B. Church.

The Loop

Reuben and Stephanie Lillie
In July 2018, Reuben and his family accepted the call to establish the Loop Church of the Nazarene in downtown Chicago. Prior to founding LoopNaz, Reuben served the Hyde Park area for four years through the Reach77 Network in conjunction with his studies at McCormick Theological Seminary. He and his wife Stephanie have been living and serving through urban missions in Chicago since they both graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2011.  Reuben is an active professional singer, educator, researcher, and writer. He is currently working on two books with fellow Olivet faculty members. And he continues to perform in opera productions, recitals, and concerts throughout the country.


Jeff and Wanda Murray
Pastor Jeff Murray was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He earned a  BA in Theology and Pastoral Studies from Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England and a Post-Graduate degree in Education from Dublin City University, Ireland. Pastor Jeff and Wanda Murray moved to the Ravenswood Neighborhood from Dublin in August 2019. Currently he serves as the pastor for Northside Church of the Nazarene. They are devoted to creative and innovative expressions of the Kingdom in and throughout the northside of Chicago. They have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and three grandkids