Terrance and Emily Lemons


T.J. and Emily Lemons are on staff for 10 years in Central Illinois, which is aimed to reach over 120,000 students on over 30 campuses in central Illinois.  The team is currently laboring on 4 campuses, comprised of over 40,000 students: Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, Eureka College, and Heartland Community College. 

T.J. and Emily are passionate about reaching college students for Christ. While in college, the Lemons saw a need for evangelism to their peers and discipleship of Christian students. Strategically, college students are some of the best people to be sent out to reach the world for Christ. Today’s college students are the future generation of leaders - as teachers, parents, in business, and even in full-time vocational ministry!

They've seen students go from living for themselves to becoming Christ-centered laborers for a lifetime. College campus can be a place where students encounter Christ and thrive in their faith, rather than simply survive.

T.J. & Emily live in Normal, Illinois with their three children: Charis, Eden, and Micah.

Jesus said “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21

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