GPS staff

  • Brandon Nelson


    Pastor Brandon has been at GPS since June of 2019. He received his master's from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and completed his Lutheran year of studies at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He has a love for ministry to all ages, partnering in various ways within our local communities, and helping empower others to use their gifts for ministry. Pastor Brandon lives in Rockford with his wife, Katie, and their three kids, Noah, Maggie, and Finn. In his free time, Pastor Brandon enjoys roasting his own coffee beans, bicycling, and reading. 

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  • TJ Hill

    Worship Leader

    TJ Hill is a graduate of Monmouth College where he studied and received his degree and license in Music Education. In addition to being worship leader at GPS, TJ also works as the audio/visual manager at the Nordlof Center in Rockford. Throughout the year, you can also find him directing, producing, and acting in area theatre productions. TJ is a proclaimed movie buff and spends his "free time" losing to his five brothers and one sister at video games and card games. Romans 12:1.

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