Ashburn - Orland Park

Dr. Tommy Thompson | Lead Pastor

Tommy Thompson is the Lead Pastor of Ashburn, a multisite church reaching Chicago, and is responsible for the visionary leadership and missional direction of Ashburn Church as well as pastoring the Orland Park campus. Tommy is a native of Tampa, Florida with a passion for discipleship, expository preaching, and church revitalization.  Tommy earned a Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS) and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Carolina University, and a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Church Revitalization through Liberty University. Tommy has been married to his wife Vicki for over 30 years and has two daughters, Alexis and Hannah.  Tommy loves good coffee and staying fit.

Tommy is a certified coach with Corpus Vitae, which offers consultation to churches striving to revitalize their churches. He also serves on the Church Health team with the Illinois Baptist State Association and coaches churches and pastors throughout Chicagoland. In 2021 Dr. Thompson launched Hope For The Church, to offer coaching, consulting, and other training resources to ministry leaders striving to lead their churches to renewed spiritual health through church revitalization.

Email: tommy.thompson@ashburnbaptist.com

Jericho Taetz | Worship Pastor

After growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Jericho graduated magna cum laude from California Baptist University with a B.M. in Music Education and two minors in Worship Arts and Christian Studies. He also earned his Masters degree in Worship Arts in 2023. He is passionate about dynamic multigenerational worship as well as building up and training other worship leaders. 

His choral and orchestral arrangements have been performed and recorded by many choirs and schools in the US and Canada. Jericho and his wife Jessie can be heard on albums and projects by Disney, Lifeway Music, Tommy Walker, and his alma mater, California Baptist University. 

Jericho believes in authenticity and excellence both on and off the platform while striving to point others to Jesus Christ. Jericho and Jessie have been married for five years. 

Email: jericho.taetz@ashburnbaptist.com

Kyle Bailey | NextGen Pastor

Kyle Bailey is originally from Indianapolis Indiana. He recently graduated with his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Liberty University. Kyle joined our staff as NextGen Pastor in August of 2021, leading ELEVATE Student Ministry for kids 6-12th grade. He has been married to his lovely wife, Andrea, for a little over a year. Kyle loves coffee, podcasts, and anything sports.

Email: kyle.bailey@ashburnbaptist.com

Ashburn - Chicago

Joshua Burks | Campus Pastor

Josh and Cara joined the ministry staff of Ashburn in 2016. They have been married since 2014 and have a son named Briggs. Josh served as the Student Pastor of Elevate Student Ministries at Ashburn Baptist Church until June 2020, when he took on his new role as Chicago Campus Pastor. Josh and Cara have always had a heart for the city of Chicago and are excited to watch God continue His work.

Email: joshua.burks@ashburnbaptist.com

Ashburn - Espanol

Milton Alcendra | Campus Pastor

Milton arrived with his family to the Ashburn Baptist Church in June 2018 to lead the Hispanic ministry at our Chicago campus.

Email: milton.alcendra@ashburnbaptist.com

Ashburn - Arabic

Dr. Wael Dawahir | Campus Pastor

Dedicated professional with over 40 years in ministry, and more than 20 years experience as an ordained pastor. Committed to missionary work and shepherding individuals and churches to Christ. Motivational and collaborative leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills along with hard-working nature bent on accomplishing church goals and serving the community.

Email: wael.dawahir@ashburnbaptist.com

Ashburn - Frankfort

Tim Eborda | Campus Pastor

Tim, Rose, and Abriella moved from the Philippines in January 2023 to join the staff of Ashburn. Tim planted a church in the Philippines 10 years ago and grew a thriving, healthy church there before God called him to Chicago. Tim became the Campus Pastor in January 2024, and is leading the replanting of Ashburn-Frankfort.

Email: tim.eborda@ashburnbaptist.com