Len Dicicco, Pastor

Why the Picture?

This is a picture of one of our mission trips to Zambia. It represents to me what happens when you simply say "yes" to God. He takes you places you never thought you would go and fills your heart in ways you never imagined. Always uncharted, usually risky, never boring, and forever worth it. The boy is Stephen, one of the children we are privileged to sponsor.

About My Family

Married to Sheryl since 1977. God has blessed us with four sons and five grandsons. I feel extremely blessed with three daughter-in-laws. So far it is the only way women get into the DiCicco tribe.

My Story

I am so grateful for godly parents who introduced me to Jesus Christ in a personal way when I was a young child. I grew up learning what it meant to be a follower of Jesus Christ and was always active in our local church. For over 20 years I pursued my career path as a horseshoer until an injury became the catalyst for me to follow a calling God had placed on my life as a young man – to be a pastor.

WBC & Me

Sheryl & I came to WBC as a young couple in 1978. We immediately got involved in ministry using and developing our gifts and abilities in several different areas. One thing that became evident over time was that God had uniquely gifted me in the areas of teaching, preaching and leadership. Our pastor and our church recognized God's call on my life and in the spring of 1998 Woodstock Bible Church called me to be their associate pastor. In August of 2012 we accepted the call to become the lead pastor at WBC.

I love my job description: "To provide pastoral leadership to the people of Woodstock Bible Church in a way that moves them on to God's agenda. To preach and teach the principles and precepts of God's Word with a goal of elevating the Author and bringing about life change to the hearer. To lead this local church in expanding God's kingdom and producing followers of Jesus Christ in Woodstock and McHenry County and wherever else God leads."

Just For Fun

What do you like to do in your free time?
Anything outside and in the sun. Sailing, swimming, running, biking. When I am not outside I enjoy woodworking and reading.

What is your favorite season and why?
Summer - definitely summer. It's hot and the days are longer and everything I like to do is more fun in summer.

What is your number one pet peeve?
Having to fill out forms or surveys or questionnaires of any kind.