Illya Thomas | Cincinnati Christian University

Illya Thomas

Associate Pastor

Director for Spiritual Growth, Kids Club & Student Ministries

Crossroads Community Church

Cincinnati, OH

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Illya holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (1992), a Masters of Ministry in Theology (2005) and Masters of Divinity in Theology (2014) from Cincinnati Christian University. Before accepting his current leadership position at Crossroads Community Church as the Associate Pastor and Director of Spiritual Growth, Kids Club and Students Ministries, Illya worked at Procter & Gamble for 24 years as the Global R & D Director and HR Director.  He also served at Zion Global Ministries as an Elder and in Discipleship Ministry. Illya says, “I exist to glorify God. I walk in courage, wisdom, power and authority because I am God’s son. I reflect God’s love, sharing His grace and truth to reach the lost.”


Illya and his wife Patricia have two daughters —Micaela Gabrielle and Morgan Grace.