Stuart BladePastor of Junior High Small Groups


My wife and I have been attending Eastview since moving to Illinois in 2012. I have been married to Jackie since 2008 and we have four children (Brody, Olivia, Hope, and Caleb) with a baby boy due in September. For the past four years, I have been volunteering with the high school ministry and felt God calling me to ministry during that time. I love Jesus, my family, doing projects, and the Cubs!! In my own life, I have experienced God’s love and redeeming grace. For that reason, one of my favorite Bible verses is, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).