About Us

The motivation behind Real Life Church comes from the knowledge that it can be hard to take "church life" and translate or apply it to your "real life." The goal at Real Life Church, or RLC, is to help our church family and our community develop relationships between themselves and God, each other, and the Life Team that can help connect people to God's plan for them.

RLC is led by Pastor Scott, who grew up in Chicago, spent much of his young adult life in Kankakee County, and moved back to the Kankakee area several years ago with his wife Nicky. Pastor Scott and Nicky, who also grew up in Kankakee, have been married for 16 years and have been in ministry for 12 of those years. In those 12 years they have served on staff at a few different churches, serving in a variety of different capacities. Pastor Scott has served as Associate Pastor, Outreach/Evangelism Pastor, Young Marrieds' Pastor and most recently a College and Career Pastor. Pastor Nicky has been a part of Children's Ministries all of their years in ministry, and has been a dynamic Children's Pastor for 6 of those years. Nicky is gifted in developing a generation of leaders and worshippers that want to be used by God in their schools and community.

Both Pastors Scott and Nicky have a heart for worship, people and community. They have four children we love spending time as a family! They also love motorcycle rides and, of course, the Chicago Cubs.