Pastor: Eric Drake

 Pastor Eric and his family have lived in the So. Illinois area since 2011. He grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from Welch College in Nashville, TN, where he earned a B.S. in General Christian Ministries/Biblical Studies. He has served as a Youth Pastor and as a Pastor for 20 years in both Tennessee and Illinois.  His passion is to lead people to know Christ, and give them the tools they need to walk daily with Him, while engaging the world around them.  Eric has been married to his wife Kerry for 20 years and they have five children: Bailee, Nancy, Luke, Daxton, and Cooper.



Secretary: Heather Vancil

Heather has been attending Nine Mile since 2011 and became secretary in 2016, she is also part of our praise team. She has been married to her husband Bailey since 2008 and they have two children, Max and Hailey. 


Worship/Youth Leaders: Darin and Katie Hicks

Darin & Katie were married in 2008 and are the proud parents of one daughter. They are passionate about serving the Lord by leading the church in Spirit filled worship each week. 


Custodian: Cindy Heape