Village Youth exists to help middle and high school students take their next step in a relationship with Jesus. Helping those who don’t know Jesus to come and see Him, those who know him to follow Him, and those who are ready to become workers in the spiritual harvest field.
They currently meet weekly from 6:00-8:00 pm on Sunday evenings at the church. If you would like to join, please contact Ross for more info.
Meet Our Youth Pastor
Ross Kniseley - Worship and Youth Director
2 Corinthians 12:9 - But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Ross and his wife Allison were married in 2015 shortly after graduating high school. Ross served as the interim worship director at Maywood Free Church in Rockford, IL for a year and a half while the church looked for a new worship pastor. During this time, he worked as a CNC Machinist at Woodward Inc.
During the Covid pandemic, Ross and Allison decided they wanted to commit to full time ministry. They had worked together for many years in youth and worship ministries and felt God calling them to serve full time.
In fall of 2021, they began studying at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Ross is majoring in Biblical Studies with a minor in Music. Allison is majoring in Youth Ministry with a minor in Ministry to Women.
In June of 2022 Ross began serving as the Worship Director for Village Church, and has been serving as the Youth Director since October.
Ross enjoys anything automotive, music, good coffee, and spending time with friends and family.
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