Welcome to Restore Church!

Aaron Kelso

Lead Minister


My name is Aaron!  I'm originally from Alhambra, IL.  After graduating from Highland High School, I attended Saint Louis Christian College where I received a Bachelors in Behavior Ministry (Christian Counseling) and Biblical Studies.  For two and a half years following my time in college, I served as the lead minister of Palmyra Christian Church.  While there, I married my high school sweetheart Allison and was approached by Ignite Church Planters about an opportunity to start a new Christian church in my home community of Highland.  Feeling the Lord's call, Allison and I have embarked on a journey to form the community that is Restore!

Justin Gunn

Discipleship Minister


My name is Justin! I'm originally from Los Angeles, CA. In 2010, I moved to St. Louis where but a year later, I encountered Christ and met my now wife Neely. After getting married in 2013, I enrolled at St. Louis Christian College where I received a Bachelors in Preaching Ministry. Neely and I express great excitement in serving alongside you all. I look forward to continue seeing people restored. My heart is for reaching people who haven't been reached or experienced something authentic!

Tia Turnipseed

Worship Minister


My name is Tia! I'm originally from Granite City, IL. I graduated from McKendree University in 2012 where I studied Theatre & Vocal Performance. Most recently, I just got back from Rhode Island where I studied Biblical Studies and Worship Music at Awakening Leadership Center. I'm so excited to be apart of Restore and so blessed to work on building a church back home in the Midwest. Each week I look forward to and can't wait to worship with you all!


P.O. Box 551

Highland, Illinois 62249


Tel: 618-795-8028


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