Jeff Tillson

Small Groups Pastor

Growing up in West Chicago, Jeff was raised in a bowling family with a love for Cubs baseball, WWF wrestling, and fishing trips. He came to Christ through the ministry of AWANA and had a passion to use his life for God’s purposes at a young age. After 16 years of student ministry, Jeff comes to Lakeland with a passion for all the people of Walworth County to experience belonging in the family of God and together to journey toward all God has for us!


Jeff and Cori met leading worship at Camp Timber-Lee in East Troy in the summer of 1999 and were married in 2001. They have four kids: Canaan, Greer, Silas, and Zeke. Team Tillson can be found around bonfires, on road trips, playing music, being neighbors, and catching up on movies.


Jeff is a graduate of Judson University and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a published writer and book reviewer.