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Rick W. Warren - Senior Pastor

Rick has been at Coldbrook since 2012 and he loves the opportunities he has to preach God’s Word and to serve God’s people.

Rick holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and History from Judson University in Elgin, IL and he holds a M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Before he came to Coldbrook, he also served as a youth pastor in Rockford, IL for 5 years.

Rick has a wife named, Kristen, and is a father to 5 children. Galesburg was his hometown growing up and he is thrilled to be able to be back to serve the community he loves.

Rick is also an author who released his first novel, “The Scarlet Plan,” in January 2019. The book is a Christian Action Thriller that actually takes place in Galesburg!

Rick’s sermons can be heard every other Sunday morning on WGIL 1400AM/93.7FM at 5:30 & 8:30 am. He has a podcast that posts every sermon weekly. He also broadcasts sermons live on the Coldbrook Facebook page every Sunday at 11:00.

Social Media Links:



Instagram: @rickwwarren





Carine Brown - Church Secretary

Carine has been our church secretary since 1998 and she takes wonderful care of all of our office duties. She is originally from Singapore and she served as her church secretary there before she came to the U.S.

Before Coldbrook, Carine also served as a missionary in both Europe and South America. She eventually met her husband, Stu, and came to America. They have now been married for over 20 years.

Carine loves painting and is a very talented artist. She knows 3 languages: Mandarin, English, and Malay. She also enjoys travel and spending time with her husband.