PASTOR DERRICK JACKSON
LEAD PASTOR - AURORA CAMPUS
Pastor Derrick Jackson holds the title of Lead Pastor at Wheaton Christian Center’s Aurora Campus in North Aurora, Illinois. He has served as an assistant pastor to Pastor Carlton R. Arthurs for the past 28 years and has been in the full-time ministry for over 31 years.
Pastor Jackson is a Wheaton, Illinois native who graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1974 where he achieved all-state honors as a basketball and baseball player. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers professional baseball team out of high school but elected to attend Georgetown University on a basketball scholarship where he played four years for legendary basketball coach John Thompson.
At the conclusion of three successful years, he decided to heed to the second phase of God's call and returned to Wheaton to serve and support Pastor Carlton Arthurs in any way necessary.
In agreement with the vision of Wheaton Christian Center Church to take the gospel to the world, Pastor Arthurs assigned Pastor Jackson to reach the Aurora area through a church plant called Wheaton Christian Center Aurora. Called to be a teacher of God's word to the believer, he systematically expounds the Bible so that it is practically applicable to everyday life.
Pastor Jackson presently holds a Public Administration degree from the school of business at Georgetown
DR. NATALIE HENDERSON
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Dr. Natalie Henderson was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago and has attended Wheaton Christian Center Church since the age of two. Natalie accepted Christ at a young age and has experienced God’s faithfulness throughout her life. Having spent significant time working in several ministries at Wheaton Christian Center, Natalie currently serves as the Program Director, and Executive Assistant to Pastor Paul Arthurs, the Lead Pastor of the Carol Stream Campus.
Natalie has extensive training and experience in providing professional development and leadership training for educators and church personnel. Natalie is passionate about working with the Volunteer Ministry here at WCC and helping to propel this ministry forward in our mission of transforming generations into followers of Christ.
Natalie continues to reside in the western suburbs of Chicago, and is happily married to Thaddaeus Henderson, who serves alongside her in the ministry. Together they have 3 lovable and energetic boys, Adin, Gabriel, and Ethan.
PASTOR BRANNON CARNES
WORSHIP PASTOR - CAROL STREAM CAMPUS
As songwriter, author, international worship leader and sought-out conference speaker, Brannon has devoted his life to fulfilling God’s mandate to ignite others to intimate worship with the Lord and to bring people back to God’s original thoughts of them (Jeremiah 29:11). For over 20 years his ministry has touched the lives of thousands of people both here and abroad. He has ministered in over 15 nations and continues to spread the gospel in both word and song.
Brannon served for 5 years at Oral Roberts University as worship leader and music ministries director. He has shared the stage with great pioneers of the faith as well as experienced world-class camaraderie with international worship leaders. He currently functions as Worship Pastor at Wheaton Christian Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, under the leadership of founding pastor, Carlton R. Arthurs, and lead pastor, Paul D. Arthurs.
Brannon and his lovely wife Denise, son Benaiah and daughter Abigail, currently reside in a suburb of Chicago.