Meet the Pastoral Staff


Senior Pastor
Pastor Eric & Helene Holdeman
 Rev. Eric Holdeman, is 55 years old. He has been married to his wife Helene for 35 years. Together they have one daughter, Melissa who is 32 years old. She was married to Major Randall Sumbles June 20. With dedication, Randall and Melissa are currently residing in Waukee, Iowa.

 In 1992 Pastor Eric followed the call of God on his life. He and his family moved to Denver Colorado to attend "Word to the World Bible College," under the leadership of Marilyn Hickey Ministries. After graduating Pastor Eric and his family moved back to the Illinois Suburbs.

 Pastor Eric became a licensed minister with Open Bible Standard Churches in 1997, and planted Firm Foundation Church in Roselle, IL for Open Bible Standard Churches. He was Ordained in April of 2001.  Pastor Eric and Helene continued to serve in Christ's love for their Church and Community in Roselle until March of 2007, were he and his family were called by God to Pastor Spirit Life Fellowship Church of Open Bible.




Youth Pastor 

Worship Team
Pastor Eric, Moriah Markwardt, Christine Britton, Roxanne Huseman, Anne Blom, Jami Manwarren, Kim Dean, Jon 

We are truly thankful for all the talents God has brought to us. God has gifted each individual in a special way. They are committed to the Church and to God with all their hearts. We love them and are happy they are here.



Our Elders Bob Cosens, Doug Dean, Christine Britton, 

We are very grateful to God for bringing these men and women to our Church family.  Each one of them and their families love the Lord with all their hearts and are devoted and committed to our congragation. They all bring unique gifts, talents and abilities to Church and God's love shines through them and their families.




Children's Ministry

Our Children's Ministry is only possible because of God and because of these women of God. They have a heart for our Children and a great love for the Lord. They each have a unique way of teaching and connecting with the children. They are truly a great blessing to our church and we thank God for them.



Sound System, Video, and Web Design/Development
Danielle Harmon, Jerry Shilvock

Individuals who are energetic and enjoy working with technology to bring the mission of the churh to all the world!