At Delta, we understand Jesus to be the senior pastor of the Church.

Through the Holy Spirit He has appointed men who are called and qualified

to pastor the local church as elders. Meet our elder team:

  • Jonathan Davis - Lead Elder 

    Pastor Jonathan and his wife, Tarah, are both originally from Illinois. Before coming to Delta in 2013, they spent a few years in Louisville, Kentucky, while Jonathan was a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2016. 

    Jonathan likes WWII history, writing with a good fountain pen, and drinking coffee. Tarah is a homeschooling mom and loves investing in the children and women of Delta. The Davises have four children: Rebecca, Jonny, Judah, and Malachi.

    He serves Delta in the areas of preaching and vision.

  • Charles Campbell - Elder

    Pastor Charles is married to Candi and they have three daughters: Carrie, Madeline, and Hailey. Charles helps plants churches across the U.S. and Canada through the North American Mission Board, a national missions agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

    He serves Delta in the areas of worship and missions.

  • Tom Cheshire - Elder

    Pastor Tom and his wife, Jan, have two grown daughters, Amelia and Lindleigh, and a son-in-law, Logan. Tom has a passion for men's ministry and trains churches across Central Illinois in that specific area. 

    Tom loves St. Louis Cardinals baseball, camping, reading, traveling, and a good cigar. He also enjoys meeting with pastors who want to see the men in their church mature in Christ, and serving as a resource in that area. His favorite Scriptures are Colossians 1:28-29, Proverbs 27:17, 1 Peter 3:7, and John 3:30, which is literally tattooed on his arm.

    He serves Delta in the areas of family life and administration.

  • Brian Hubert - Elder

    Brian and his wife, Amanda, have two children: Audrey and Benjamin. The Huberts are graduates of Illinois College in Jacksonville, and Brian also earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. 

    He serves Delta in the areas of teaching and finance.

  • John Kleinschmidt - Elder

    John is married to Sara and they have four children: Will, Reed, Knox, and Mae. The Kleinschmidts, also graduates of Illinois College, are Central Illinois natives. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hunting, and watching a good football game. John's passions are for the gospel to be seen in word and deed within Delta's Community Groups, and to help people meet and grow in their relationship with Jesus. 

    The Scripture that he thinks on most often is Proverbs 3:5: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."

    He serves Delta's community groups, helping connect people with the church and with opportunities to grow and serve.