Discovery was created with you in mind. Yes, you.
Whether you are still exploring your faith or have been out of church for awhile, we promise that you will feel at home from the moment you walk into our doors. We are unique in that people from all different walks of life worship under our roof. We exist so that everyone has an opportunity to experience God for themselves.
Discovery is a church where change takes place.
We like to say that Jesus invites you to come as you are, but He loves you way too much to let you stay the same. When people encounter God in a real way, they can't help but change. At Discovery, we get to see God changing lives every. single. week.
Dan Alarcon serves as Discovery's Lead Pastor. Prior to assuming the lead pastorate in 2006, Dan’s passion for the next generation led him to serve in Youth Ministries for more than a decade as well as promoting Christian concerts in the Midwest.
Dan is known for bringing passionate, humorous, messages that make the Bible understandable and Jesus real to a generation.
He and his wife Laura have been married for 10 years and enjoy living a block away from the Church in downtown Elgin. They are excited to be a part of the revitalization downtown. Together they enjoy biking, trying out new restaurants, and helping people connect to Christ in a real way.