Meet Our Staff & Leaders

 
 

Evangelist

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Richard (Dick) Miller

Richard Miller has been in ministry for as long as he has been married to Billie Sue (Respess) Miller.  They were married December 19, 1977. They are from Vermont and Virginia and met at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  Dick and Billie have three children. Ryan & Kasey Miller live and minister in Springfield, Illinois at the Clearlake Church of Christ.  Davey and Erin Rieley live in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jon & Katy (Miller) Titus live in Carmargo, Illinois.  They are blessed with six  grandchildren, Reed, Tess, Gray, Kora, Beau, Ansley, Evelyn & Philip.  Dick & Billie came to Illinois in 1978.  Most of their ministry has been with two congregations in Central Illinois...Philo Road Church of Christ in Urbana and Kemp Church of Christ in Arcola, Illinois.  Dick disciples and mentors many different men, has small group Bible studies in different settings during the week, teaches and preaches weekly and works to bless people in the Urbana / Champaign community.  He has been involved in prison ministry since returning to Philo Road in 2004.  Dick and Billie feel very blessed to be a part of the Philo Road Church family and to serve the community.

Office Manager

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Elaine Estes

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Shepherds

Elder

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Carl Burkybile

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Elder

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Jerry Good

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Jack McEntire

After a 24 year career in the US Army Nurse Corps, Jack and Nancy McEntire retired to Urbana in 1990. Nancy and I married in July 1965 in St Louis, Missouri. We have 3 children: Jason and Chris live in Edmond, OK; Cynthia lives in Rantoul, IL; Jon lives in Oklahoma City, OK. We have 2 grandchildren: Corina lives in Myrtle Beach, SC; Micah lives in Oklahoma City, OK. Nancy and I have been members of Philo Road Church of Christ since we arrived in Urbana. I have been an elder of this church for some 26 years. We are glad that we are in this community of believers.

Elder

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Porter Battle

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Elder

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Mark Ried

Mark and his wife, Ann, have been members of Philo Road Church of Christ for 32 years. They have two daughters and four grandkids. During his time at Philo Road Mark has served as an elder, deacon, and worked with the youth. Mark and Ann live in Champaign where Mark is a roofing contractor and enjoys time with his grandkids and golfing with his buddies.

Elder

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Tim Taylor

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Deacons

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Tim Gateley

Tim Gateley, and wife Susanne, have been members at the Philo Road Church of Christ since 2003.  Both Tim and Susanne work in the Unit Seven School District.  They are the parents of Kyle Gateley and Leah Gateley.

Deacon

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Kingsley Boateng

Kingsley Boateng was born in Ghana and became a member of the Lord's Church while in High School. Since then he has been active in ministry, serving in leadership roles both in Ghana and USA . He obtained his doctorate degree in Chemistry from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio and spent 7 years working at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. He relocated from MD to take up a position as a Snr. Research Scientist at the University of Illinois and has been fellowshipping with the Philo Road Church since 2014. He is married to Meldomi Asante (Boateng), a Registered Nurse at Carle Hospital with whom they have 3 children, Audrey, Kingsley (Kojo) and Elssy Boateng.  Kingsley is passionate about preaching, teaching, and evangelism and is currently a WBS Instructor. He also helps to organize Men's Ministry activities and the Acts 2:45 Ministry.

Deacon

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Chris Miller

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Deacon

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Michael Oelze

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Allen Cornett

Allen is a native of Slemp, Ky and graduated from DeVry University. Currently Allen works as an IT Manager in Champaign, IL. Allen has been married to his wife, Melinda, for 16 years. Together they have two energetic boys. Allen and Melinda have been members of the Philo Rd. Church of Christ since 2012. 

Deacon

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Stan Mercer

to be added at a later date

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