City Group Info

City Groups are modeled after Acts 2 house churches- Breaking bread together, gathering around the teaching of the Word in scripture, praying together, and meeting each other’s needs as each one of us is able.

Their Mission is to fill the earth with the presence of Jesus by loving each other, serving each other in our giftings, living on mission together in our neighborhoods, and mentoring leaders to be deployed.


Haskell City Group

Pingree Grove - Thursdays @ 6:30pm

We’re the Haskell’s! We’ve been married for 11 years & have 3 children with one on the way. Josiah is 7 years old, Micah is 5 & Avary is 3. We’re excited to host a city group in our home & watch God move mountains in our community. The Lord moved us out to Pingree Grove almost 3 years ago & we immediately knew He had called us here for such a time as this! Our home is your home & all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

- Dan & Kate

32 Catamaran Circle, Pingree Grove, IL 60140


Maldaner City Group

Pingree Grove - Thursdays @ 6:30pm

We have been together since high school, in a relationship with Jesus since our early high school years, married since July 7 2001, parents to six beautiful children and love doing life with people. Come do life with us. All welcome. Childcare available.

- RT & Sarah

1330 Broadland Dr, Pingree Grove, IL 60140


Gagliardi City Group

Elgin - Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Mark and I first met in high school many years ago.  Life took us on different paths; each getting married and raising our families.  When our marriages ended in divorce, God brought us both individually to the same church.  After 37 years God sovereignly put our paths together at this church in April 2014, and we were married in April 2015.

God in his goodness led us to City of Joy Church in March of this year where we’ve had the privilege of being on the core leadership team, witnessing firsthand how God plants and grows his church.  We are looking forward to meeting and opening our house up to our neighbors and watching all that God wants to do here in Elgin.

- Mark & Joanne

417 West Amberside Dr, Elgin, IL 60124


Manzardo City Group

Pingree Grove - Fridays @ 6:30pm

John and I were married in 1997. We struggled with infertility for seven years and even though we had a relationship with God we were both very me focused and let several sins come between us, and our relationship with God. Our marriage ended in 2007. John moved to Minnesota and I stayed in IL. About a year and a half after the divorce John called to see if we could meet for dinner, he wanted to share what God had been doing in his life and I agreed to meet. From there we dated for a year and a half and were remarried in 2010.

Since then we do our best to put God first in our marriage and then each other. We bought a house in Pingree Grove in 2017 and our prayer was to use the house in a way to give God all of the Glory. He has led us to City of Joy church and we have been blessed to be a part of the core team and leadership. Our prayer is to be open to anyone in the neighborhood who is looking for community, and to love an serve others the way Jesus does

- John & Annette

955 Carolina Ct, Pingree Grove, IL 60140


Louise City Group

Pingree Grove - Fridays @ 6:30pm

John and I live in Woodstock, Illinois. We are the parents of four grown children as well as youngest son, Joseph, a sophomore in high school. John owns and operates a tax and business accounting firm In Woodstock, while I manages a nonprofit, coordinating sponsorship-based educational opportunities for children in Uganda. We love making homemade pizza and are eager to share that pizza, the Lord and his goodness with friends and neighbors.

- John & Debbie 

955 Carolina Ct, Pingree Grove, IL 60140