Countryside calls next pastor
At its membership meeting January 17, Countryside Bible Church extended a call to Associate Pastor Rob Steward to be its next senior pastor. The transition is expected to take two year. John Lillie, who has served as senior pastor since 1981, will continue on staff.
Stewart has been on staff at the church since 2002, although he was active in the church when he was a student at Hillsdale College in the late 90s. He served first as Youth Director but has accepted more and more responsibilities as the church has grown significantly in the last decade. He is married to Lindy (Graves) Stewart and they have two sons, Titus and William. He is from the Chicago area and attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
The vote follows a year of prayer and deliberation by the elders, board and congregation.