My name is J.J. Molodecki. I grew up in Arizona but felt God drawing us to Chicago. I am one of those weird people who actually love the cold. I also have a passion for God, my family, mission trips, theatre, the San Antonio Spurs, and people!
I received my BFA from the University of Arizona then moved to the area almost 15 years ago. While working at Addison Trail High School in the Special Education Department, I also served as a Youth Pastor at Bethel Assembly of God in Elmhurst. We still felt that call to the city and went to work at Maranatha Chapel in Evergreen Park for 11 years starting in Youth and College Ministry then becoming an Associate Pastor. During that time, I obtained my License and then my Ordination through Global University. We saw God do many amazing things and felt he wanted to do even more.
We are so excited to be starting Hope Church Midway! God has given us a great love for the area and the people of Midway. Our desire is to reach out to those who don’t have a relationship with God, raise up leaders in the local church so that they may reach the neighborhood. We call it REACH RAISE REPEAT. We can’t wait to see what God does next!