Passion Community Church

to lead people into a passionate relationship with Jesus christ





WELCOME: We hope THAT you enjoy your online experience and GET A taste of Passion COMMUNITY CHURCH. No matter where you are or what season of life you are in, you are welcome here.

HISTORY: Passion launched on September 11, 2011 at the Mt. Zion Cafetorium and on May 12, 2012 we moved to our current location, the Mt. Zion Convention Center.  We promise that you will love the difference at Passion Community Church.  You are going to hear messages you can relate to, experience uplifting worship, create real relationships, and provide the best community for your family.

SERVICE: Sunday at 10:00 AM @ the mt. zion convention center

Whether you are previously married, aren’t yet married, never want to be married, or are happily married there is one thing that you probably have in common with everyone else: marriage comes with certain expectations. We all have a picture in our minds of what marriage is, what it isn’t, and what it should be. Maybe you’ve been hurt, let down, or frustrated. Maybe you are in a place of incredible fulfillment, but not without learning some painful lessons along the way. Regardless of your personal circumstances, what the Bible says about marriage might surprise you ... and offer you a new sense of hope.

"MARRIAGE 101" Message series

Sunday, Jan. 15 - Jan. 29





Shane has a passion for God and people! He is convinced that the church needs to create environments that make it easy for people to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  A place that accepts and loves people without judgment!  A place that helps people become all that God desires for them.  As a result, Shane and his wife of 23 years, Jennifer, a Decatur native, decided to plant Passion Community Church, in his hometown, Mt. Zion, in Sept. 2011.  

Shane has been in the ministry for 18 years, serving as a Youth Pastor at two different churches and Campus Pastor of TrueNorth Church Decatur.  Shane graduated from Mt. Zion High School, 1988, and continued his education at Olivet Nazarene University, in Kankakee, IL.  At Olivet, Shane earned his Bachelor's Degree while playing four years of baseball and basketball.  He then became the Graduate Assistant for the Men's Basketball team and earned his Masters in Teaching.  Sensing God's call into full-time Christian ministry, Shane and Jennifer moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In Louisville, he also became a teacher and coach at Evangel Christian School before eventually becoming a Youth Pastor in Illinois. 

Shane and Jennifer have three children, Drew (19), Alli (17), and Sage (15). Drew attends Olivet Nazarene University, while Alli and Sage attend Mt. Zion High School! Jennifer works at Dell's Popcorn Shop and Substitutes at the elementary schools. Shane enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, is passionate about the "Fighting" Illini and Cardinal Baseball, and is the Mt. Zion High School Girls Basketball Coach.  

AUSTIN DAVIS - Student leader

Austin is from North Augusta, South Carolina and is a 2015 graduate from Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, IL.  He played basketball all four years and studied speech communications.  He currently serves as a Graduate Assistant Admissions Counselor, at ONU, and is getting a Masters in Christian Ministry! Austin loves students and his desire is to help them become followers of Christ in their daily lives! austin recently became engaged to megan eyelander!

PENNY DAVIS - Director of Children's ministry administration

Penny has a passion for sharing Christ with children and their families.  She is excited to be a part of a church reaching out to the local community with a desire to see children develop a passion for following Christ.

Penny graduated from Mt. Zion High School, 1983, and went on to Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL where she received her B.S. in Business Management in 1987.   After working at ADM for a few years, God placed a call on her heart to enter the ministry and she continued her education receiving her Masters in Christian Education (emphasis in Children's Ministry) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1993. She has served on 2 church staffs full-time...the last one for 15 years as Children's Minister and Church Administrator.  Penny is currently working as a secretary at the Mt. Zion Intermediate School.