Jason and Melissa have pastored SIWC since 2009.

They have a heart for generosity, serving the people in southern Illinois and they love to travel. 

Jason and Melissa have been married for more than 20 years and have two daughters, Morgan and Zoe.

Jason McKinnies

Senior Pastor

Jason is the Senior Pastor at SIWC. Jason is a passionate speaker with in-depth knowledge of the Bible and how the book connects from Genesis to Revelation and in our every day lives today. 

He is passionate about creating a five-star experience for guests and helping people find their purpose in Jesus. 

Jason enjoys reading, adventuring with Melissa, Cardinals baseball, and golfing.


Melissa McKinnies

Senior Pastor

While you may catch Melissa on stage preaching from time-to-time, her passion is bringing people into the presence of God through worship. 

Melissa believes in overwhelming generosity and loves making sure that each and every person who attends SIWC feels right at home.

She enjoys going on adventures, reading the Bible, and having a cup of coffee (black) paired with good conversation.