Our Leadership


RT Maldaner

Lead Pastor/Elder

Sarah and I grew up in Marengo Illinois. We met in high school where the Lord saved both of us. When Sarah got saved she wanted to go be a missionary. When I got saved I wanted to go preach and Pastor. The Lord led us on a journey to Minnesota for school at the university of Northwestern while being a part of the ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church for ten years. We mentored and discipled students along with leading worship weekly. After running a business for seven years while running Best Buy stores for five the Lord sent this out to Pastor at a little church in Sandpoint Idaho. While there the Lord was gracious to show the power of the Gospel to save and transform lives. In June 2015 The Lord sent us back to Illinois where we landed at harvest Bible Chapel for three years before leading us to plant city of joy church in Pingree Grove. We are excited to be stepping into this season with our six children. We have no greater desire than to see how the Lord does the incalculable in our city bringing it much joy. 



Elders & Deacons


Tim Bailey - Elder

Dan Haskell - Deacon

Josh Moore - Deacon

Alan Tsao - Deacon

John Louise - Deacon