Pastor Mitty Collier makes public appeal to find missing son

Pastor Collier is praying for his safe return

By Chinta Strausberg

An internationally known gospel singer, Pastor Mitty Collier Friday called on the public to help locate her son, ElJess Joseph, 52, a Markham, Illinois resident, who has been missing for two-weeks.

Joseph, a driver for the SCR Medical Transportation Paratransit Services, was last heard from by company officials 13-days ago. His cell goes unanswered, according to Pastor Collier who is desperately trying to locate her son.

Known for her recording, “I Had a Talk With God Last Night,” Pastor Collier is praying that police find her son and that nothing has happened to him. She said it is not like him not to call and to just disappear without contacting her.

“The last time I saw my son was three-weeks ago just before I went to bible study,” recalled Pastor Collier. “He came by my house to see his daughter who lives with me. He did talk to his job on Saturday, but no one has heard from him since.

“I miss my son, and I would like to know where he is,” she said appealing to the public for help. “This is not a common behavior for him, and I want him to come home.”

Anyone who has seen or heard from Mr. Joseph, please call his mother, Pastor Collier, at: 708.868.2091.

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at:

Photo Caption: ElJess Joseph