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staff & elders

John Coady

year started at cherry hills: Kathy and I began attending Cherry Hills Church occasionally in 2000, and on a more regular basis in 2004.  

family: We have 3 married children with wonderful spouses and 6 grandchildren that we thoroughly enjoy.


favorite book or verse of the bible: My favorite Bible verse from the time I became a Christian (in 1972!) continues to be: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NASB)


on a day off, i am most likely to be...: If I am not with grandchildren on a day off, then most likely I will be doing U of I Alumni Volunteer work or attending U of I sporting events.


favorite book/tv show/magazine: I enjoy biographies of historical and current American leaders and politicians.  I just finished one on US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall and just started one on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. 


favorite local restaurant: Abe's Hideout in Mechanicsburg (14 miles from Springfield, population 660 - great place to eat)

what do you love about being an elder?  I love and appreciate working with fellow elders who share a passion to seek God's direction in serving our church that God has blessed with gifted pastors and staff and with members and attenders committed to the Lord Jesus Christ.  What a joy!