About Us - Our Staff
 
Senior Pastor Andrew Cheatham is originally from the St. Louis area with family roots in Southern Illinois. He rejoices in the worship of God's people and the preaching and teaching of God's Word at Concord. He enjoys gardening, playing basketball, tennis and golf, listening to music of all kinds and playing the guitar and the cello. Andrew married his wife Cindy in April of 2001. Together they are raising their eight children: Robert, Beatrice, Eleanor, Penelope, Marjorie, Henry, Winifred, and Gwendolyn.
   
  Shepherding Ministries Coordinator Tom Jones has fifty three years of pastoral experience. Tom has served churches in Illinois,Tennessee,  and Missouri, working thirteen years as a church planter in southern Illinois. He worked for twenty five years as a director for Fresh Start Seminars, an international divorce recovery ministry, and served sixteen years as a pastoral counselor at a church in St. Louis. Tom has taught speech and homiletics on the college and seminary levels. He is an author and an amateur songwriter and singer.  Tom and his wife Reidun live in Columbia, Illinois.  They have nine children, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  They are tired.
 
 
Youth Intern Matthew Rabe was born to Curt and Mary Rabe. He grew up in South Carolina, and was raised as part of a PCA minister’s family. Matthew has been involved in vacation Bible schools, summer camps and other youth related ministries since he was twelve years old. He attended Erskine College on a theater scholarship, and in 2005 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history. He went on to become a high school history and drama teacher. Matthew and his wife Sarah were married in 2011, and they both greatly enjoy serving together in ministry. He is currently a full time student at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and is hoping for a life in vocational ministry
 
 
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Ron Jones grew up in the Waterloo area. He attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and has Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology. His work experience includes camping ministry, music ministry, teaching and retail. He has served as a deacon at Northwest Presbyterian Church in Columbus Ohio and as an elder at Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo Illinois. He loves the Lord and looks forward to witnessing and participating in what the Lord has planned for Concord and our community . He enjoys playing the piano, singing praises, and spending time with his wife Sue and family;Erin, Josh, Sara, Geroid and his grandson Caden.
 
 
Concord Secretary, Beth Bicklein, grew up in southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and is the mother of three adult children. She likes to spend her free time reading, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.