Our team


  • Pastor

    Mike Vandermeir is the Pastor of Community Baptist. His calling is to “feed the flock of God,” through preaching and teaching systematically through the Bible. He has a passion for missions and enjoys building gospel driven relationships with those far from God. He earned a degree in Theology and continues to be a lifelong learner. As a bi-vocational minister, Mike maintains a successful career as a Director of facilities and construction management. He is also veteran of the USMC Infantry and was deployed during 2004-05. He loves sports, comedy, history, his Dodge RAM, food of all kinds, and a conversation over a cup of coffee. Mike is 38 years old, happily married to Tammie since 2002, and together they have 5 children.  

  • Music

    Tim Payne is the church music worship leader. Tim and his wife Emily live in Buffalo Grove with their three children Gwen, Lydia, and Sammy. Tim has been involved in church music ministries since he was in children’s choir and has a passion for powerful, Christ-centered music. His musical influences range from classical to contemporary. On any given Sunday, we are likely to worship the LORD with both classic hymns of the faith as well as fresh, new spiritual songs. He is… “Grateful to GOD for the gift of musical ability and the opportunity I have at Community Baptist to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song.”

  • Administrator

    Jake Deyo is the Administrator of our church. Jake is a graduate of Liberty University. Jake and his wife Emily have been married since 2003 and live in Hoffman Estates with their two children, Ben and Eva. Jake enjoys helping our church with the daily operations and serves together with his wife in the teen department.  Jake is "Excited to be at a church that allows me to serve the LORD and use my talents for His glory."