Lead Pastor




"Wil is a uniquely gifted man of God who is a powerful preacher, visionary leader, approachable and caring shepherd, warm and engaging team player, and committed husband, father, son, and son-in-law." 

"An uncompromising commitment to God's Word; a real heart to reach the lost for Christ; his authenticity and willingness to be vulnerable; his passion and energy; his impeccable integrity."

"I have seen absolute integrity between the message he is preaching on Sunday and the way he lives out his life on Monday through Saturday."

"Wil is a mature, committed, disciplined, and winsome believer who is sold out to Jesus."


These sentiments were echoed over and over again of Wil Franco, a second-generation Hispanic born in Chicago. Wil came to know the Lord during his senior year of high school, and he has a contagious love for Christ and a passion for preaching the Gospel.

Wil has been in pastoral ministry for over 12 years, serving in nearly every role imaginable: children's pastor, youth pastor, college pastor, and, most recently, as Campus Pastor and Teaching Pastor at Wheaton Bible Church (Tri-Village Church) in Streamwood, Illinois. He married his high school sweetheart, Lylli, ten years ago, after they both graduated from Moody Bible Institute, and they've had the privilege of serving in ministry together ever since. God has blessed them with two incredible little girls named Lea (6) and Alyssia (4).