Senior Minister

Creighton Beatty

Hi I am Creighton Beatty the minister. My wife Debbie and I moved from North Carolina to Manteno November 2018. It was a leap of faith and God blessed. We have seven grandkids we adore, three in Washington State and four in Indiana. It’s a joy to be near family. When we’re not visiting grandkids we maybe sipping coffee somewhere or riding a bicycle in the countryside. Our church family also means the world to us. It’s a pleasure to serve Christ with a people who love Jesus and want to see the kingdom grow.


Youth Minister

My name is Teguh Djaja.

I was hired at Christian Church of Manteno as the Youth Minister on May 1, 2021. Before that, my family and I were living in St. Louis, MO. I was born and raised in Indonesia, but I have been in USA since 2005 and graduated from Moberly High School in Missouri. I graduate with my Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry from Central Christian College of the Bible in December 2012. I have been working in Youth Ministry since I was a freshmen in College. My passion is to share the word of God into the life of students. I believe it is very crucial to share the words of God while they were young. Proverbs 22:6 "Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't depart from it."

My wife's name is Becky Djaja, and I have 3 sons. Isaac (elementary), Mirio (toddler) and Leon (infant). You will find Isaac running around the church and giving hugs to everyone and Mirio and Leon still attached to Becky most of the time.
I am big nerd. I love superheroes, anime, weightlifting, hanging out with family, playing video games, and most importantly serving God with everything I got. You can find me at church on my office hours, at home or the gym.
We love this church and so glad to call this church our family!


Worship Team Leader

Jessie Vales

I’m Jessie Vales, the worship team leader here at CCM. I joined the CCM team in 2018 as the piano player. I grew up in the area and met my husband here. We have 2 daughters that are 10 years apart in age. I attended Eastern Illinois University and earned my Bachelor’s degree in music education. I currently teach music and band at Kankakee Trinity Academy. When I’m not doing things for work or the church, I like spending my time reading, drawing, and making and eating food.


Church Secretary

Hi, I’m Kristin Banks.

I was born and raised in Kansas, which is where I went to Washburn University to get my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French. Then, I married my husband, Adam, and we moved to Illinois in 2004, so that I could get my Masters of Science in Child Development at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. We have 4 children, three girls and one boy, spanning the ages of toddlerhood to teenage years, so they keep us busy! When I’m not running kids around, working, or leading moms groups, I love to read! We have called the Christian Church of Manteno our home church since 2011.