- Senior Pastor
Pastor Charlie Ilyes was born in York, Pennsylvania. His parents farmed, butchered, and tended a local market. He also grew up in that business. In 1980, he married his wife, Jane. They were blessed with a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Elizabeth, and have seven grandchildren, Shane, Jacob, Abigail, Joel, Sarah, Seth, and Amy. In 1990, the New Fairview CoB called Charlie to serve on the ministry team and in January 1994 he was ordained. Also it was in January of that year that the Springfield COB in Coopersburg, PA., called Charlie to be their Pastor. While serving Springfield COB, he had the opportunity to take classes at Philadelphia Biblical University and other local institutions to continue to be equipped for ministry. Charlie and Jane served Springfield for 11 years. In March of 2005, Midway Church called them to pastor their congregation. Midway Church changed their name to South Lebanon Community Church in 2019, which is now a non-denominational church. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work with youth and also preach Revival and Renewal Services. He has also had the privilege to travel to many Third World countries on short-term mission projects and had the opportunity to share about Jesus Christ while there. Charlie and Jane continue to seek to serve and lift up the name of Jesus.