On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the membership of SVBC overwhelmingly voted to call
Dr. Timothy Brubaker as Senior Pastor.

Dr. Brubaker has answered the call, and officially begins as Senior Pastor, 
Monday, August 20th.

On Sunday, August 19th, we will have one combined worship service at 10:30 a​.​m​.​ for the Installation of Dr. Brubaker as Senior Pastor.  

We look forward to welcoming Pastor Tim, Jessica, Thomas, Martin, Cecilia​ ​and Eliza.

Sunday, July 8th will be Pastor Keith and Ellen’s last Sunday with us as Interim Pastor. There will be a cake reception immediately following the 11:00 am worship service.

Baskets will be provided for your cards and notes of appreciation.  For those unable to attend on July 8th, cards and notes maybe left in the church office.

Praise the Lord for His faithful provisions for our fellowship!




Dear Church Members,

The Executive Board has affirmed the Recommendation of the Pastoral Search Committee and is presenting Dr. Timothy Brubaker to the Skokie Valley Baptist Church membership to be called as Senior Pastor of Skokie Valley Baptist Church.

The Brubakers will be with us on Sunday, June 17th with Tim preaching at the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services. Tim and Jessica will share on their ministry in Rwanda during the Sunday School hour. 

There will be a reception on Monday evening, June 18th at SVBC providing additional opportunity to meet the Brubakers prior to the Church Business Meeting, Sunday, June 24th.

There will be a Church Business meeting on Sunday, June 24th immediately following the 11:00 am worship service for the membership to vote on the hiring of Dr. Timothy Brubaker as Senior Pastor. 

We trust our members will prioritize and attend the Worship services, the Sunday School hour, the Reception and Business Meeting to meet, greet and support Dr. Tim Brubaker as he embarks on leading our church as our senior pastor.

Thank you for your prayers and support through this time of transition as together we have sought and seen God’s leading over this past year. 


Kenneth Klint, Chairperson
on behalf of 
Skokie Valley Baptist Church Executive Board



  • The Senior  Pastor Selection Committee is recommending to the Executive Board for affirmation, that Tim Brubaker be installed as the next Senior Pastor of Skokie Valley Baptist Church.  


  • We want to assure you all of the timeless hours of due diligence endemic of the Converge P3 vetting and selection process, along with the enormous amount of volunteered hours, praying and fasting committed to on behalf of the Selection Committee and the entire Skokie Valley Church body.  Not one prayer was wasted, as evidenced by the unified and peaceful spirit of affirmation that covered all our deliberations, and in particular those of last Sunday.  Our decision comes to you with the unanimity of conviction among the committee members.  

  • Both Tim and his wife Jessica will meet with the Executive Board during our next Board Meeting Monday, June 4th, for Board affirmation.  

  • The Brubakers are scheduled to be with us the weekend of June 15th-18th to be available for meet and greet receptions with church members.  

  • Tim will be preaching Sunday, June 17th at SVBC. 

  • Sunday, June 24th, members will have the opportunity to vote for Tim Brubaker as the next Senior Pastor of Skokie Valley Baptist Church. 




  • Last week we conducted six interviews over three days.

  • Our search is currently narrowed down to two candidates.

  • The next round of interviews will begin the week of May 20.

  • Please continue to pray for: wisdom, clarity and direction for the search team as we move forward in the selection process of SVBC’s next senior pastor.


  • The application portion of the Pastoral Placement Process has closed.

  • Converge is currently processing the final applicants.

  • A list of 3-5 candidates will be presented to the search team the first week of May, which will launch us into the interview phase of our search.

  • We invite the congregation to join us in a time of prayer and fasting April 30-May 4 for the interview and selection process. 



  • The search team and Executive Board recently met with Converge on 2/17 to finalize the church’s profile for the pastoral search.

  • An ad has been posted to the Converge site, SVBC, and will be posted to multiple seminaries around the country soon. As a regional conference, Converge also has access to several possible candidates as well. 

  • Converge will then process the new applications and conduct the preliminary interviews to provide us with 3-5 of the best-suited candidates for the SVBC search team to interview. 

  • We ask for your continued prayers as we go through this process.

Get to know

Tim Brubaker:

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