Our Leaders

Rusty and Sarah Wimberly are the founders and senior leaders at Elgin City Church.

As a leader at Elgin City Church, Rusty casts vision, and provides oversight for the departments and ministries within Elgin City Church. He is a firm believer that every person has their place within the Kingdom and that everyone’s gift is important. Rusty’s heart is not just for Elgin City Church, but for the Church at large to grow, thrive and be revived.

Rusty Wimberly (BA Biblical Studies, Judson University) is married to his sweetheart, Sarah, and both are originally from the Chicagoland area.  Sarah surrendered her life to Jesus in college at ISU (Illinois State University) while studying early education. The Lord has used Sarah in worship as a musician, leader and song-writer. She has a natural gift with children and through her pastoral gifting, Sarah coaches women ages 18-35 in the areas of career, relationships and spiritual life.

Rusty brings a wealth of ministry experience over the past 13 years serving within the context of church planting teams, preaching, evangelism and prophetic ministry. He has self-published his first book entitled “The Changing Face of the Church: New Wineskins For A New Generation”. and is working on several others. Sarah and Rusty have been married for 8 years and have two children, Anna and Malachi.


External Partners:

Rusty and Sarah have pastors with apostolic gifting who love them, know them, and are invested in them.

We learn from, respect, honor and seek wise counsel from the following leaders, their families, churches and ministries. We also appreciate those ministry leaders praying for and supporting our church plant. The responsibility of this team is to impart wisdom, care for our local leadership, give support, as well as financial and spiritual accountability.