Ralph Edmonds

Senior Pastor

Ralph Edmonds has been a part of GNBC since he came to Chicago from Alabama in 1982. He first attended West Alabama University before graduating from Southeastern Bible College and completing seminary at Talbot School of Theology in California. His wife is affectionately known at the church as Ms. Chris and they together have two sons, Zach and Jared. Though Ralph has completely embraced the Puerto Rican culture that is in the neighborhood around him and in the church he still holds fast to and loves his Alabama roots.


Carey Wiese

Associate Pastor

Carey is originally from the state of Iowa. While attending college in Wisconsin, the Lord began to give him a burden for those facing socio-economic distress and spiritual lostness. He went on to receive a Master’s in social work from the University of Michigan. More importantly, that’s where he met – and eventually married – Lisa. Carey completed the MDiv program at Trinity, and joined the pastoral staff at GNBC in 2012. He loves serving with this church family to share Christ’s message and compassion.



While our elders and deacons do a lot to move our church forward, these people head up certain ministries within Good News


Josh Flores

Youth Director

Josh graduated from Moody Bible Institute and came on as the Director of Youth Ministry in 2011, he was married in the Spring of 2014 to Mariah. Youth Ministry has always been a passion that God has laid on his heart. Growing up in Good News' Aftershocks youth ministry, he knows first hand how God can use this ministry to impact and change lives. He is very excited to see what God is doing with Youth of Aftershocks and how God is using him and his wife.


Aaron Winter

Children's Director

Aaron is a recent graduate of the Moody Bible Institute who started on staff in September 2013. Since then he married Elizabeth (Eli) and they together serve the kids of the church. He enjoys working with and hanging out with the kids at the church. Growing up in Tokyo as a missionary kid Aaron always enjoyed doing ministry with kids and has always desired to serve the Lord through discipleship.