Jorge Rodriguez serves as the Lead Pastor of Grace Family Church, a multiethnic, urban church in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood that he and his team planted in 2019. Jorge’s passion is to equip urban pastors and leaders through the local church with the gospel for the glory of God and the city’s good. As a native Venezolano and local Chicagoan, he’s been a bi-lingual pastor and multicultural church planter in Miami and Chicago since 2003. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Studies and his M.A. in Ministry Leadership from Moody Theological Seminary. Jorge has been married to his lovely ministry partner, Belkis, since November 1998, and shares the joy of raising 3 children. Besides taking time to train-up young pastors through NAMB and Send Network, Jorge enjoys reading a good book, listening to music, playing sports, and spending quality time with his family.
Randy Babb is as an elder of Grace Family Church, an office he has held since 2019. A Chicagoland native, he has lived in the city and served in the local church since 2013. Prior to the launch of Grace Family Church in 2019, Randy was a deacon at Edgewater Baptist Church in Chicago. In addition to the the general shepherding functions of an elder, he leads and oversees the music ministry. Randy has been married to his wife, Jordan, since 2019 and together they raise one child with another arriving in summer 2022. Beyond his work at Grace Family Church, Randy holds a finance position in the tech industry. In his free time he enjoys reading, fitness, fishing, and walking through the Rogers Park neighborhood with his family.