Lee & Michelle Mendoza
Founding Pastor & Worship Leader
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. Started going to church at 15 years old and was born again at the age of 20. I did not distinctly get the call to preach until February 2006. I taught children's church for 3 years, worked in prison ministry for 10 years, and coordinated evangelistic events throughout the 12 years of serving the Lord. My wife Michelle has stood by my side since our marriage in 2010 and has truly been the help meet that the bible describes, she is a singer on the worship team and has a calling to reach the youth of today. We are diligent students of the word of God and we are pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus! Our desire is to see people of all ages fall in love with Jesus and live their lives with total abandon to The Lord God Almighty.
David & Jodi Fosco
Associate Pastor & Worship Leaders
I was born and raised on the North side of Chicago. At the age of 20, I was born again by the Spirit of God and left singing in Rock bands to follow the call of the Lord to preach and sing for His glory. I have been in various ministries since 1984 from youth Pastor in a church of 2000 to Pastoring a church of 60. I met my wife Jodi in a church where we were both on the worship team. Prior to salvation she was a professional singer and, at the age of 25, she surrendered her heart to the Lord and immediately gave up all in order to follow Jesus. She has a call to lead worship as well as bringing children into a deeper walk with our Savior. Our desire is to see people of all ages and backgrounds come into the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be firmly planted in the cross so that all who come will know that "It is finished! " Come to church and worship with us!
Matthew & Sarah Eenigenburg
Prison Ministry Team
I was born and raised in a south suburb of Chicago. I was raised in the church my whole childhood but never made that decision to surrender my life to Jesus Christ. Growing up in the church I saw many that professed to know Christ but their lifestyle was no different than those who didn’t profess Christ. When I got older, I grew further away from the things of God and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. At the age of 28 I had an encounter with God and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. The Lord called me to minister shortly after being born again. In 2016 I was married to my wife Sarah who also was called to preach. She has an evangelist heart and at the time we were married she was just starting prison ministry with Lee Mendoza. In November of 2017 upon starting East West Church Lee passed down the prison ministry at Pontiac Correctional to us to head up. The team consists of (Matthew, Sarah, Lee, Mike & Harvey). (Matthew 25:36).
In the beginning of this year 2018 was the start of me and my wife’s evangelistic ministry through tent meetings and a trip to India to preach the Gospel. We are beyond blessed to have the opportunity to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:14-15), (Matthew 28:19). It’s our heart’s desire to see souls saved and lives changed for the glory of God!