Sunday Worship @ 10:30 AM Sunday School @ 9:30 AM Bible Study:
Wednesdays @ Noon
10:00am - 1:00 pm
(days vary, please
call before visiting)
Sunday 9:30 AM - Noon
Serves people living between Washington Street and 21st Streets, Rural and Emerson Avenues.
Mon-Tue-Wed: 9:30a - 2:30p
Thur: 4 - 7:30p
Pastor: Carolyn M. Watkins Pastor Carolyn has been in the ministry for over 20 years, and has been at Linwood since 2008. She was raised in Indianapolis, where she developed a passion for social justice and the Gospel. After graduating from Oberlin College in Ohio, Pastor Carolyn spent three years as a missionary associate in Tokyo, Japan. She received a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, and her M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary. She has served pastorates in Olney, Springfield, and Lomax, Illinois, and as a chaplain resident at St. Vincent Hospital. Pastor Carolyn has one daughter, and two cats.
Director of Music: Beth Aubrey Meyer
Beth Aubrey Meyer has been the Director of Music Ministries at Linwood since 1992, completing her 25th year of service to Linwood in September of 2017. She also teaches orchestra at Arsenal Technical High School, is the Director/Accompanist of the Irvington Community Chorale, is an Early Service Musician at Eastgate Christian Church, and maintains a private piano studio.
Beth earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree at the Jordan Conservatory at Butler University and her Masters of Education at Graceland University. Beth is married to Andy Meyer and is proud to be the mother of two sons, Patrick, married to Kelly, and Peter, all of whom are musicians, also. In her spare time, she reads.
Student Associate Minister: Zachary Martin
Zachary Martin is a student in the Master of Divinity Program at Christian Theological Seminary. Zach is from Decatur, Illinois where he attended Central Christian Church. Zach previously graduated from CTS in 2016 with a Master of Theological Studies degree. The focus of his thesis was on incorporating the arts, specifically theater, into the worship and outreach of the church. Zach also graduated from Culver-Stockton College, a DOC school located in Canton, MO, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater. When not at the church or the seminary Zach can most likely be found at the nearest movie theater or finding a way watch his beloved Chicago Cubs.
Minister of Community Relationships:
Lynne is no stranger to Linwood Christian Church, having served during her final two years of seminary as our Student Associate Pastor during our period of Centennial planning and celebration. Having completed her Masters of Divinity in May, 2017, she continues with us in the area of Community Relationship as she waits for a permanent pastoral call.
She embraces the Disciples Identity Statement that we are “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” Sharing a passion for social justice and the Gospel with Pastor Carolyn, she hopes someday to serve churches engaged in urban ministry. She loves working with plants (she has a Bachelor of Science from Purdue in Horticulture) and reading. She has a grown son Jordan who is an engineer and lives in Florida.