Pastor Andrew Twibell, Lead Pastor
Rev. Andrew Twibell began serving as the Lead Pastor at Kankakee First in June 2017.
Prior to joining the Kankakee First staff, Pastor Andrew served as Assistant District Superintendent for the Chicago Central District Church of the Nazarene, overseeing all administrative responsibilities for the District under the leadership of the District Superintendent. Before that, he and his wife, Simone, served as the lead pastors of Grace Community Church of the Nazarene in Nicholasville, KY. He has also served on the staff of the Olivet Student Development Team and as a voluntary missionary to the Mesoamerica Region of the Church of the Nazarene.
Andrew has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University (2006) and two masters degrees: a Master of Arts in Religion (Olivet, 2007) and a Master of Divinity (Asbury Theological Seminary, 2013). He has a deep passion for church growth and leadership development within the local church on both the pastoral and lay leadership levels. His deepest loves, however, are his wife, Rev. Simone Mulieri Twibell, and their three-year-old son, Lucas.