Pastor Patrick Coakley

Pastor Pat came to Hillside Church in 2010 with over 32 years of experience in ministry. He has been and continues to be  a leader in our Conference. He is serving as Assistant Superintendent to the Chicago area churches. Pastor Pat loves teaching the Bible and leading the church.

Pastor Pat was born in Aurora, IL, and as a teenager accepted the Gospel and Christ in his life. He then dedicated his life to serving Jesus, including a memorable year traveling the country with a tent ministry witnessing his faith on the streets of Las Vegas.

Pastor Pat graduated summa cum laude with a Psychology/Religion degree from Greenville College in 1980 and was appointed to the Freeport, IL Free Methodist Church. He has since pastored in Rockford, IL, Richland Center, WI, Monee, IL, until his appointment to Hillside in December 2010.

He and his wife, Cheri, have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren. For fun they enjoy his motorcycle, travel, camping, and most especially, those grandchildren.