Meet our Vacancy Pastor Cory Estby!

Rev. Cory Estby is called as the sole pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Grant Park, IL (2005-present), and is serving the vacancy at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Beecher, IL (begun in July 2019). He is elected as the Third Vice-President of the Northern Illinois District, serving the South Region.

Pastor Estby received a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music Education from Ball State University, Muncie, IN in 1998, and completed a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2005. Prior to his fourteen years in the Office of Holy Ministry and his four years of training for the pastoral office, he was an Elementary General Music teacher in the Wabash (IN) City Schools.

He is married to Christena since July 1999 and they have been blessed with four children: Gabriel (16), Kaleigh (14), Samuel (5) and Josiah (3).

Pastor Estby can be reached for communication or pastoral care at the following numbers or email: 

  • (815) 465-6011 - Zion Lutheran's Church Office

  • (708) 946-2050 - St. Paul's Church Office





St. Paul's would like to say "Thank You" to Pastor Joel Dietrich for serving as our Pastor from 2013 - 2019 and wish God's blessings to him and his family as he starts his new ministry at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE.

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