Our Elders

The head of the church is Christ. We affirm Christ leads his church through elders--men of His choice as affirmed by and accountable to the congregation--to carry on the spiritual oversight of God's work under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our senior pastor and team of elders pray fervently and serve selflessly for the spiritual wellbeing and smooth functioning of His people here at Judson Baptist Church.

Dennis Kistulinec

Dennis and his wife Kizzy, sons Taylor and Dennis Jr., and daughter Kadence have attended Judson Baptist Church since 2010. They have served in various capacities over the years. They desire to know God and make Him known throughout their encounters with the world. Outside of the church, Dennis works at McMaster Carr Supply Company for 23 years as an inventory accuracy specialist and supply facilitator. Dennis feels blessed to serve God at Judson and his hope is that God will use JBC to glorify Himself in mighty and dynamic ways throughout the coming years.

Figaro Jackson

Figaro (Fig) is happily married to his beautiful wife Erema Jackson of 11 years. They have three beautiful and amazing daughters together Myla, Malia, and Melynie. Fig currently serves as an Elder and in the men's ministry at JBC. Fig also works at The City of Chicago in the Department of Streets and Sanitation as a Motor Truck Driver.

David Schlueter

Dave was born and raised in Oak Park and has attended Judson for over 50 years. As an attorney, Dave represents individuals and businesses in their real estate and estate planning matters. His wife Denise is a special education teacher in the Medinah school district near where they live in Itasca. They have four children Matt, Rachel, Anna, and Tim. Dave has served in various leadership positions over the years. He teaches the Beacon adult class on Sunday mornings. Dave’s passion is to help provide tools to the Judson congregation enhancing our journey as we impact our families and communities for the Kingdom. He is a Cubs fan and enjoys many kinds of music, technology, science, and history.