The Village Team

Lead Pastor

Nate Ferguson

Nate is a country boy from western Illinois. He attended Burnside Christian Church, where his dad was a Pastor. Nate received his graduate degree from Lincoln Christian University, and then worked as Youth Pastor at First Christian Church in Morris, Illinois. First Christian Church challenged Nate to plant a church in Minooka resulting in The Village Christian Church, which opened October 2004.

Nate and his wife, Rachelle, live in Channahon and have 2 adult boys and a daughter-in-law.

Nate provides vision and strategic direction for The Village. He leads the staff to ensure the church stays on mission, to help people experience Life Change, Life Growth, and Life Purpose.
Nate is passionate about teaching the Bible in a way that people can understand and apply to their lives. He speaks from his heart in an honest and transparent way. He communicates in a way that is relevant and you can understand. Nate is passionate about helping people find life in Jesus and he can’t wait to see what God has planned for the future.

The Village Team

Lead Pastor
Seneca Campus Pastor
Executive Pastor
Teaching Pastor
Communications Director
Coal City Campus Pastor
Teaching Team Trainer & Speaker
Creative Arts Director
Worship Leader Seneca Campus
Worship Leader Coal City Campus
Children’s Pastor Minooka Campus
Children’s Pastor Coal City Campus
Kid Village Director Seneca Campus
Pulse Sr. Director
Pulse Jr. Director Seneca/Minooka Campuses
Online Campus Director
Communications Coordinator
Graphic Designer
Social Media Manager
Prayer Pastor
Facility Manager