Meet our staff

Justin Ahlgrim
Associate Pastor

Justin Ahlgrim graduated from Bethel College, Indiana with a B.A. in Biblical Studies & Youth Ministry. After serving as a Youth Minister and then a Junior High Bible Teacher for over seven years, Justin is back at his home church, Lombard Bible Church, serving as Associate Pastor. Justin has a passion for teaching God's Word and seeing teenagers become lifelong followers of Jesus. Justin is married to Deb Ahlgrim and together they have four children: Amelia, Logan, Graham, and Peter. 

Janine Christensen
Office Manager

Janine has lived in the Lombard/Villa Park area her whole life. She has been attending Lombard Bible Church for 20 years, along with her husband Tom.

She was previously part of the hospitality team and children's ministry team. She currently serves in the nursery, chairs the greeter committee, and occasionally plays in the bell choir. 

Greg Greene
Worship Leader

Greg graduated from College of DuPage with an Associates Degree in Music. Has been attending Lombard Bible Church since 1979 and has been actively involved in the music ministries of the church most of those years. Married to his wife Cathy 33 years and has 4 children. The oldest is married and involved in ministry in California and the other 3 attend Hope International University.

Pam Knepper
Worship Leader

Pam studied music and communications at Greenville College and Olivet Nazarene University. She has attended Lombard Bible church with her parents, sisters and grandparents for her entire life. Pam has been involved in many ministries at LBC, currently she serves as a deaconess, as a leader of Experience Young Adults, and as an assistant worship leader. She is passionate about building community and equipping the church to walk with God, specifically via music, learning and serving.

Deb Ahlgrim
Children's Ministry Leader

Deb graduated from Northern Illinois University in Music Education. She grew up in Lombard and loves raising her three kids there as well. Deb sees it as a privilege to serve the Lord as the leader over Children's Church and other Children's Ministry programs as she believes that we have a great group of kids and wonderful teachers who are committed to sharing God's love with them. Deb's desire is that each child will come to know the amazing love of God in their life. Deb wants to partner with parents to help these kids grow and become solid in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Dr. Gene Smillie
Adult Education 

Gene coordinates the adult classes that meet at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. Presently a men’s class, a women’s class, a book study of the New Testament, a Spanish-speaking class, and a fifth ‘inclusive’ class, whose topic varies, are offered. Gene & his wife Susan first became members at LBC in 1985.  They served as theological educators both with the C & M A overseas in Europe and in Africa, and in several Chicago-land universities. They also pastored several Alliance churches through the years, and have been back at Lombard Bible Church again since 2008.   They have three grown sons.

Julia Grosser

After receiving her BSN degree, Julia served for 16 years as a missionary in Ecuador with the CMA doing both church planting and seminary teaching. During that time she completed a MPS degree from Alliance Theological Seminary. She has worked in medical, specialized and seminary libraries. She believes that an individual who reads will be a person who thinks, reflects, and understands life more fully.

Randy Ahlgrim
Senior Connections 

Randy Ahlgrim is a long time resident of Lombard since 1961. He is a retired firefighter/paramedic with Addison Fire Dist. He and his wife Barbara have been members of the church for nearly 40 years. He and his wife were married at LBC in 1978 and raised their 4 children here. Randy has served in many capacities at the church including Jr. High Youth Group leader, Sr. High Youth Group leader, Kid's Club leader, Deacon, Elder, and Sound Technician. Recently, he has also been leading the Senior's Connection, which meets together on the second Wednesday of each month. 

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