Welcome to the Tinley Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Mark Gilmore is deeply compassionate and shares a fiery passion for the Gospel Good News. He seeks to actively minister within the congregation and develop a strong presence in the community. Pastor Mark is a commissioned Stephen Minister. He attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, as a Master of Divinity student.
He is a second-career pastor. Previous to his call to serve as clergy in The United Methodist Church, he enjoyed a thirty-year career working to serve and lead non-profit organizations and institutions to grow and improve. His lifetime experience has been devoted to serving, supporting, and leading people to become generous friends in service to the mission of community building. He is from the Midwest, and is at home in this part of the world.
Pastor Mark’s ministry experience as a lay leader in The UMC includes twenty years serving as a worship leader, member of several church committees, and helping with many building and grounds improvement projects. He enjoys spending time hiking outdoors and digging in the dirt. Pastor Mark has served on nonprofit boards in education, arts, and architectural restoration and preservation. He reads a lot for fun!
Pastor Mark has a heart for Christ and nurtures relationships between the Holy Spirit and one another as beloved children of God.
Cell: (260) 615-5660
Pastor's Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.