Pastor Charles J. Ivy a native of Waukegan, Illinois has been married to Shirley for 39 years. Together, they have two wonderful children: Cedric who is married (Anissa) and Alicia, who is married (Damon Coleman). They are the grandparents of Ryiah born in September 2013 to Cedric and Anissa.
In June 1971, at age 13, Pastor Ivy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Waukegan, Illinois where his uncle (Rev. Bruce Ivy) served as pastor. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit to seek spiritual growth and development, Pastor Ivy united with Shiloh Baptist Church of Waukegan in June 1974 under the late Rev. J. N. Lightfoot, Pastor. He was crowned a Deacon at Shiloh in June 1987. In October 1993, Pastor Ivy became Chairman of the Deacons and earned his certificate to teach Sunday Church School class. On August 28, 1994, following the path God had chosen for him, Pastor Ivy accepted God’s call and was licensed to preach the gospel.
He completed a volunteer training program for Grief and Bereavement Ministry at Victory Hospital, Waukegan, Illinois in 1994. In August 1995, he completed the volunteer training program of Hospice Alliance, Kenosha, Wisconsin. On April 13, 1997, Pastor Ivy became an Ordained Baptist Minister. Pastor Ivy was appointed to the position of Assistant to the Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church of Waukegan in 1999. He entered Seminary at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois in 2004 and received his Master of Divinity degree on June 5, 2010.
Pastor Ivy was called to Faith Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana to serve as Pulpit Spiritual Leader in 2017. In December of 2018, Faith Baptist Church family, guided by the Holy Spirit, moved to accept Minister Charles J. Ivy as their new Pastor. There he provided pastoral care, support, and numerous pastoral responsibilities using the gifts God had given him.
On April 30, 2021, the Shiloh Family called Pastor Ivy to become the 15th Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church of Waukegan. Pastor Ivy answered the Call on May 3, 2021.
"I believe God has prepared me to serve Him in many ways “as a good servant of Jesus Christ.” In the words of apostle Paul, “My speech and my preaching [is] not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that [the people] faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:4-5)."
Chairman to the Board of Christian Education
General Superintendent of Sunday School
Sound Doctrine and Church History is John’s areas of emphasis. As a teacher and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, John has participated as Workshop Leader in the Greater Chicago Sunday School Association, one of the writers for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., Keynote Speaker, and author of two books, “Lord When” and “From Death to Life”. Minister Cobb serve as the General Superintendent of Sunday School and Chairman to the Board of Christian Education, a Teacher in the Sunday School Department, an Instructor of the Leadership School as well as a member of the Shiloh’s Ministerial Staff. Minister Cobb is married to wife of 48 Years Fay Cobb; they have two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Assistant to the Pastor
Assistant General Superintendent of Sunday School
Co-Chairman – Men’s Ministry
Member – The Board of Christian Education
Reformed Theology is Shawn’s area of emphasis: including teaching, preaching the gospel, or leading classes on discipleship. Shawn has a great passion for the word of God, helping to develop and challenge Christians to know the word of God and to live a Christian life. Minister Holmes serves as Assistant to the General Superintendent of Sunday School, Co-Chair of the Men’s Ministry, member of the Board of Christian Education, a teacher in Sunday school as well as a preacher of the Gospel. Minister Holmes is married to his lovely wife of 25 years Angela D. Holmes, and they have one son, Kyle T. Holmes.
Associate Minister Leader
The last of four children (Armenta, Charles, Kenneth) gifted to Charles and Beatrice Burnett in Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Burnett transition 3 months after his birth. However, Richard and Alma Parsons became his guardian and completed his raising.
Marcus was educated in the Des Moines Public School system (John A Nash elementary, Washington Irving Jr High). He Graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in 1971.
Honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1980 at the rank of E-5 (PN2). Employed by DOD Civilian Personnel in Naples, Italy for 3yrs. Began a career with Xerox Corp that lasted 16yrs. After two years with MetLife, returned to the field of employee development and spent 7yrs with the Manpower Employment Agency rising to Branch Manager.
Min. Burnett was baptized at Second Baptist Church, Elgin, IL, in 1994. He Relocated to Waukegan in 1995, joining Shiloh Baptist church in 1997. The Lord called him to preach in 1988. License and ordained in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He began to preach and teach God's Word at Bible Study, Sunday School, and several other outreach ministries, (Man-to-Man, Lake County Jail, Masterbuilders). Assigned to Antioch Baptist Church in March 2010 to assist the Pastor with Worship Service, Sunday School, Mother's Board, Willing Workers, and other duties as assigned.
Min. Burnett’s education, work experience and military service prepared him for God's Kingdom whereby he learned the importance of study, discipline, self-control, and structure. Inspired by God, he passionately lives, teaches , and shares His Word in hopes that His people will realize a growth and maturity that will enable them to persevere and overcome the obstacles of this world. He is especially passionate about bringing men back to their rightful place as the leaders and influencers in their homes, on their jobs, and in the Community.
He passionately believes that his life is an example to what God can/will do for His people. Min Burnett was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 1997, which was treated successfully until late 2006. In 2007 his condition deteriorated to where the only remedy was a heart transplant. His condition was so severe that they had to implant a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) to bridge the gap until a transplant was available. The Lord blessed him with a new heart on February 3, 2008.
Since then, his health has been up and down. The strict rejection prevention protocols and biopsies damaged his kidneys beyond repair, requiring dialysis on February 19, 2014. He received a kidney transplant on July 2, 2017.
Ephesians 2:10 provides him with the strength and courage to live life to its fullest. His families love, the Churches Prayers and Support keeps a smile on his face and joy in his heart. He believes that the Lord can/will save someone through his life and/or his death.
Married to Robbin Facen-Burnett for 24 yrs. Together they have three sons and seven grandchildren.
Young Adult Ministry [YAM] Leader
Vacation Bible School Leader
Evangelism Team Leader