Greetings! Welcome to Naperville Church of the Brethren!
My name is Dennis Webb and I am originally from a place of breathtaking mountains, lush rainforests and reef-lined beaches, called Ocho Rios, Jamaica. (Yah Mon!)
I graduated from The MICO University in 1984 and began my career as a high school geography teacher at Kingston College, in Kingston, Jamaica. In February 1984, I received God’s call to the pastoral ministry while I was still a high school teacher.
In 1989, I received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theology degree from The University of the West Indies (UWI) and a Diploma in Ministry Studies from United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) in Kingston, Jamaica. I was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1991 and served as pastor within the Jamaica Baptist Union from 1989-1999. I also served as clerk to the denomination’s Executive Committee for 5 years.
In 1999, I emigrated to the United States with my family. I began a Chaplain Residency program at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL, where I was trained to be a hospital chaplain. I then served as Associate Pastor at Destiny Church of Hoffman Estates, IL until January 2002. On January 30, 2002, I received a call to serve as pastor of this congregation - Naperville Church of the Brethren.
In 2012, I received a Master of Arts Degree from Bethany Theological Seminary where my master’s thesis focused on multiculturalism which has become my passion. I currently serve as a member of the Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministries Advisory Council (IMAC).
I have been married to my wonderful and supportive wife, Joy, since 1989. We have two amazing adult children, Karelle and Richard. We live in Aurora, Illinois. Some of the things I love to do is play the guitar, read and jog. In fact, in 2008, I produced a CD where I wrote and performed 16 original Brethren songs entitled “The Holy Kiss.”