Jason and Melissa have pastored SIWC for the last 11 years.

They have a heart for generosity, serving the people in Southern Illinois and traveling. 

Jason and Melissa have been married for more than 20 years and have two daughters, Morgan and Zoe.

Jason McKinnies

Senior Pastor

Jason is the Senior Pastor at SIWC. Jason is a passionate speaker with in-depth knowledge of the Bible and how the book connects from Genesis to Revelation and in our every day lives today. 

 He is passionate about creating a 5-star experience for guest and helping people find their purpose in Jesus. 

Jason enjoys reading, adventuring with Melissa and Cardinals baseball.


Melissa McKinnies

Senior Pastor

While you may catch Melissa on stage preaching from time-to-time her passion is bringing people into the presence of God through worship. 

Melissa is passionate about generosity and making sure every person who attends SIWC feels right at home.

She enjoys going on adventures, reading the Bible and coffee (black) paired with good conversation.