On October 23, 2016, Tripp Grant stepped down from his role as lead pastor of Rogers Park Community Church. At the end of October, Tripp, Laura, and their sons moved to Nashville, TN, following God's call for a season of rest and time closer to Tripp's family. Please continue to pray for their family during this time of transition.
The Grants faithfully attended RPCC for 9 years, seeing our church through it's four different homes. Throughout that time, Tripp and Laura led Root Groups and ministered in countless ways by opening their home. Laura served with women's ministry, children's ministry, mom's ministry, and the media team, in addition to designing our new logo and overseeing the decoration of our new space. Tripp served as lead pastor since 2013, where he faithfully preached God's Word from the pulpit, ministered to the spiritual and physical needs of our church, oversaw the outreaches with Feed my Starving Children, led worship,
and taught Kids Club. Their three boys have grown up in our church
community. They love dinosaurs, bugs, and donuts.
Associate Pastor and Elder
Scott Kinoshita has been serving as RPCC's Associate Pastor since January 11, 2009. Prior to that, Scott also served as the associate pastor for a Southern Baptist church in San Jose, CA, for two years, a missionary in Japan for nine years, and an inner city ethnic youth pastor in Oakland, CA, for four different churches using the same buildings (Cambodian, Mien, Taiwan, and English-speaking) of the Baptist General Conference. Before the Lord led him into vocational Christian ministry, Scott worked as an accountant for a couple of public accounting firms in San Francisco, CA over five years and became a C.P.A. during that time. Scott is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA.
Scott is a licensed minister in the Baptist General Conference. He was born in Chicago and raised in Skokie, graduating from Niles North High School. He has always been single and the Lord called him back to Chicago from California in 2008.
Jonathan has served in many capacities at Rogers Park Community Church since he first began attending in 2005. He currently serves as Treasurer, and works with RPCC's outreach and evangelism efforts. Jonathan also works part time for a global missions organization, providing remote support and traveling twice a year.
A native of Tonasket, WA, Jonathan came to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute. In May 2015 he received a degree in Pastoral Studies and an interdisciplinary degree in Biblical Languages. Aside from his passion for Biblical languages and Scripture, Jonathan is a talented musician, a lover of coffee, and a great problem-solver. If you want to understand his Washington roots, just bring up the topic of beards, mountain climbing, or splitting firewood.
Jeremy became an elder at Rogers Park Community Church in December 2016. In addition to being one of the longest attending RPCCers and our go-to "sound guy," Jeremy leads the steering committee, preaches once a month, and volunteers with the kids ministry. His wife, April, is an active volunteer on the media team.