Leadership

Dr. Daniel Green

Dr. Daniel Green

Interim Lead Pastor

Over his forty years of ministry, Dr. Green has served seventeen in pastoral ministry and twenty as a professor at Moody Theological Seminary. He has also led seven churches as interim pastor and was a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary for the books of Micah and Revelation. Dr. Green has a passion for preaching, teaching, spiritual formation, and leadership development. He and his wife Betsy have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Miguel Crespo

Miguel Crespo

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

Miguel Crespo is the husband of his high school sweetheart Dalia, father of two amazing young ladies, and a follower of Jesus Christ since 1995. Having served in various roles in children and youth ministry throughout the years, he now serves as the Family Ministry Pastor overseeing the Student (Youth) and Children’s Ministry.

Harold Trujillo

Harold Trujillo

Associate Pastor Spanish Ministry

Harold Trujillo received the Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute in 2002. In 2015, he earned the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. He was awarded a Doctoral Degree Honoris Causa in Divinity from India’s Himachal Bible College Seminary in 2019.

Harold works as a Master Trainer Facilitator for Bible League International where he trains local churches, denominations and others throughout the Midwest in Bible League’s proven evangelism and church planting methods. He and his wife Fatima have three children, Luisafernanda, Isabel and Jose Carlos.

Tino Ojeda

Tino Ojeda

Worship Pastor

Tino Ojeda has a Master of Arts in Worship degree from Northern Seminary and has served as the Worship Pastor of Emmanuel Bible’s Spanish side since its inception and for both English and Spanish congregations for the last seven years. Pastor Tino combines the best of Christianity’s musical heritage with doctrinally accurate hymns along with the cutting edge of new, biblically sound worship songs to lead the entire church to the Throne every Sunday.

Pastor Tino composed and recorded a collection of English and Spanish songs that honor the Triune God – set for release in the Spring of 2020.

Tino is married to his High School sweetheart, Kathy. They have four children – Stephanie, Andrew, Emma, and Caleb – all serve with Tino in the Worship ministry. www.TinoOjeda.com @TinoOjedaMusic

Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence

Pastor & Elder

Bill Lawrence became a Christian at age 18 at our old Emmanuel Bible Church location on 25th and Lawndale (before our church moved to Berwyn). Bill has attended Emmanuel Bible Church for over 56 years. Over that time he has been involved in various ministries such as AWANA, teaching Sunday School children and Adults Growth Groups, leadership development, and counseling. He also served as a missionary in Colombia for four years.

Bill has been married to Louva for 52 years. Together they have three happily married sons along with eleven grandchildren. Bill loves Emmanuel Baptist Church and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the congregation.

Elders

Ed Polanco

Ed Polanco

Elder

Ed Polanco attends Emmanuel Bible Church since 2007 along with his wife Julie and their four children: Sofia, Jonas, Elena and Benjamin. They live in Berwyn since 2004. Ed currently works in Chicago as an Education Manager. In addition to serving as an Elder, he serves as the Men’s Ministry Leader.

BJ Bechtel

BJ Bechtel

Elder

BJ attends Emmanuel Bible Church since 2014 with his wife Shanna and their children: Abby, Will, Caleb, Elijah, and Isaac. They serve in ministry at Inner City Impact in Cicero and the Logan Square community of Chicago.

Brian Frazier

Brian Frazier

Elder

Tasked with leading the Operations for World Vision’s Church and Ministry Partners program, Brian loves to see the body of Christ activated for the Great Commission and serving the “least of these”. Brian is married to Colette, since 2001, and have four children: Corban, Haddon, Kai, and Niya. The Fraziers have lived literally all over the world from Minneapolis to Houston to Bangalore, India, and now in Berwyn. Brian shares his passion for music, running, and naps, you will often find the family involved in the first two!

Staff

Dalia Crespo

Dalia Crespo

Office Manager

Antonio Franceschi

Antonio Franceschi

Facilities Director

Aly Shepherd

Aly Shepherd

Spanish Speaking Service Secretary

Erika Muñoz

Erika Muñoz

Administrative Assistant

José Vega

José Vega

Facilities Custodian