Rev. Troy Benton, Senior Pastor


Rev. Troy has been the Senior Pastor of St. John's since July, 2015. Prior to that he was the Associate Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Fairview Heights, Il. He has also served in churches in Northern Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Georgia. Troy is a 1995 graduate of Garrett-Evangelical, obtaining a Master of Divinity degree, with an emphasis on the African-American church. Troy is married to his college sweetheart, Emma. Together they nurture their daughters Taylor and Autumn, and endeavor to serve God faithfully.

As the Senior Pastor at St. John’s, Rev. Troy is in the office throughout much of the week from 9 am to 4 pm. He does have occasional meetings and luncheons away from the church, but is happy to meet with people when he is in the office. You can also make appointments with him throughout the week. You can reach Rev. Troy by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling the church office at (618) 656-1853.