Region A

Illinois Region

Excluding the Chicago Area

  • larry elliott

    Area Superintendent of Northwest Illinois

    815.297.4775  |

    Larry and Carol reside in Freeport, IL where he has served as Administrative Pastor at Park Hills EFC since 2007. He served as the Executive Director of the Freeport YMCA for 26 years. Both Larry and Carol are graduates of UW and Larry got his post grad work from a unique local church training program in Ames, IA advised by Dallas Seminary and Trinity professors. He loves teaching God's Word, helping others apply the truths of scripture and has recently been a trainer for Bible Pathways in Kenya. Larry and Carol have 2 married sons and 4 grandchildren.
  • Don erickson

    area superintendent of Chicago suburbs

    847.452.5101   |

    Don served as senior pastor of Living Grace Community Church in Cary, IL for 33 years. Prior to that he served as an associate pastor in two churches for a total of 8 years. In January of 2018, he began training pastors internationally in Honduras, Zambia, Cuba and Albania. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheaton College and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Don and his wife, Claudia have been four children and two grandchildren.

  • Mark Balmer

    Area Superintendent of Central Illinois

    815.232.6159   |


    Pastor Mark originally joined the pastoral staff of Park Hills EFC in 1997 and initially served as the high school youth pastor.  Prior to being on staff there, he served at an Evangelical Church in Sarasota, Florida and Twain Harte, California.  Mark has a B.A. degree from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia and extensive post graduate work in Biblical Studies. Mark assumed the Lead Pastor position at Park Hills EFC in 2007 and Area Superintendent with the GLD in 2012. Mark's deep love for the Word of God and helping the church apply it to life compel him to "teach and preach these principles." Mark and Charmaine have five children.