Meet our staff
Ordained in the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Justin Ahlgrim graduated from Bethel College, Indiana with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Justin has served in vocational ministry for the past 11 years and as Associate Pastor for Lombard Bible Church for the past 4 years before accepting the call to Senior Pastor. Justin has a passion for pointing people to the love of Jesus. Justin is married to Deb Ahlgrim and together they have four children: Amelia, Logan, Graham, and Peter.
Ordained in CRC Church International (Australia) and C&MA (USA), Dr. Rob Gallagher served at Wheaton College Graduate School for 22 years as Chair & Professor of Intercultural Studies. Rob has pastored churches in Wollongong, NSW, Australia, and Wheaton. Rob has been married to his wife Jayna for 17 years. They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Rob’s hope is that spiritually searching people will find the living Jesus as their Savior & Lord and he is exciting about cooperating with the Spirit of Jesus in encouraging believers towards biblical maturity in word & deed.
LBCKids Director &
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.
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.
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
Gene coordinates the adult classes that meet at 9am on Sunday mornings. From a new or old testament book study to a women’s class or a Spanish-speaking class, topics may vary. 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.
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 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 each month.