Staff

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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.


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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 2 sons. Isaac (elementary) and Mirio (toddler). You will find Isaac running around the church and giving hugs to everyone and Mirio 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!

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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.

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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.