Our Shepherds, Ministers, & Staff
David and Linda Brown
Linda and I want to help Christians have a deeper, more thoughtful faith -- and to help spiritual seekers get good answers to their probing questions to help them come to a faith that is honest, vibrant, and growing.
David and Nena Dockery
Rob and Kathy Fridge
Rick and Bev Guyer
We were originally drawn to East Sunshine Church by the warm, welcoming atmosphere and the Christlike spirit demonstrated by this body of believers. We continue to see God's hand at work in the life of this church, and look forward to witnessing what God has in store for us as we seek to honor and glorify Him.
Bill and Patti Hammitt
Patti and I are relative new comers to the East Sunshine family although we had visited the congregation many times while on visits to see our children and grandchildren. From those early visits, we felt the warmth and friendliness of fellow Christians and witnessed their desire for sharing life in Jesus. Our desire is to be lead by the Spirit in sharing the Jesus Message –the one that transforms lives.
Kent and Laurie Little
This church is our family. We met, fell in love and married in this church. We reared our children in this church. Our desire is to nurture deep relationships among the members of this church family, with all of us connected to Jesus, led by the Spirit and overflowing with grace and thankfulness, to the glory of God.
Craig and Debbie Peterson
Jay Baker - Coordinating Minister
Chris Dell - Youth Mentoring Minister
There is no more satisfying work, at any age, than to be used by God to inspire teenagers to see His glory and to sense His will for their lives! That’s why I am still involved in solidifying relationships between teens and their ES church family and helping them experience how a community of believers is more vital to their spiritual formation than merely a ‘youth group’. And yet fun, service, outreach and fellowship are all part of a holistic approach to serving teenagers and helping them deepen their relationship with the Lord and with others. Join us in passing faith to the next generation; it is at the heart of God’s mission for His people.
Lisa Luter - Children's Minister
I love kids. I want children to KNOW that God loves them and I want them to LOVE HIM BACK with all their hearts! It is my passion to partner with parents in raising the next generation of Christ's followers.
Ny Potter- Youth Minister
The Lord has instilled in me a passion for teens--for helping teens develop their own faith and personal relationship with the Lord. The Lord has created us for relationship, and purposed us to build one another up in Him as we grow in those relationships. Casting the Lord's vision for His people, living out His heart for this world and professing His truth to this next generation are my goals in ministry. As the Lord has placed me here, I strive to show the teens who they are in Christ, who He has called them to be and His deep desire for them. The Spirit is working and moving in this group as they grow in their depth of insight, build community, encourage one another in the faith and reach out their hands to those beyond our group. Plus, this is a group who LOVES to have fun, be crazy and laugh. The Lord certainly loves joy and humor...and so do we.
Deron Smith - Teaching and Preaching Minister
My greatest desire is for the Holy Spirit to make me like Christ so that Christ might live His life through me. I see ministry as simply Jesus sharing His life through me. I want other people to know God and to know how much He desires to bring them into the perfect, intimate relationship with Him and with others, and to share in His work in the world—the very purposes He created them for. I want people to see Scripture come alive and for them to grow to love His word, so that their love for Him will grow. With this goal in mind, I try to make sure that everyone can hear a message from God and ‘get it,’ be inspired to worship Him, and say ‘yes’ to His call to Life.
Mitzi Smith - Counseling and Women's Minister
Arlene Blakey - Ministry Staff Secretary
Arlene enjoys reading, shopping, entertaining at home, going to garage sales, coordinating weddings and events, and she especially enjoys her granddaughters. She serves as a staff secretary, wedding coordinator, event planner, and oversees the Fellowship Committee.