1:6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.


We could not be more proud to call Rev. Herbert Brooks Jr. our esteemed Pastor and Visionary. Some of his proudest personal and professional achievements include:⋅

⋅ Pastor of St. John Church since 05/1990
⋅ Married to Gwen (King) Brooks on November 01, 1974
⋅ Grad of Lasalle University, Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
⋅ John Marshall Law School-Social Law
⋅ Elected to Will County Board in November, 2008
⋅ Former Speaker of the Will County Board
⋅ Currently serves as Caucus Chairman IEEI Board, Chicago Bod, Senior Services Center Bod
⋅ Stepping Stones Board Member
⋅ Joliet Branch NAACP Children’s Advocacy Center Board JECA (Joliet Ecumenical Clergy Assoc.)
⋅ Lebanon Baptist District Vice Moderator
⋅ Christian Institute, General Baptist Assoc. IL. Organizer
⋅ Building Bridges Project
⋅ The Expungment Program Member
⋅ Silver Cross Hospital Community Commission Board of Directors
⋅ Big Brothers, Big Sister of Will County Precinct Committeemen
⋅ Past President of Rainbow Push
⋅ Past President Joliet Grade School #86
⋅ Elder Abuse Investigator for illinois Dept of Aging – Will County
⋅ Retired 2008 after 18 years – Board Member of Will County Workforce Investment BD
⋅ Chaplain for the Day, US Capital on 07/21/2010