Church Staff

IMG_2449Dr. Rit Varriale

Pastor

Rit has served EBC since February 2005.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Citadel, a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University, a Master of Theology degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Prior to entering the ministry, Rit served as an officer in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1992-1996.  He is married to Shannon Varriale, who teaches at Crest Middle School.  Click here to email Rit.

 

 

IMG_2442Mike McGee

Minister of Music & Senior Adults

Mike has served EBC since January 1988.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winthrop University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Mike is married to Vonn McGee, who works as an administrative assistant at Alert Metal Works.  Mike and Vonn have four grown children and two grandchildren.  Click here to email Mike.

 

 

Lori Hastings & Crystal Bryson

Interim Co-directors of Children’s Ministry

Lori and Crystal have been long-time members of EBC and active in the children’s ministry as volunteers. Lori taught for 31 years with Cleveland County Schools before retiring in 2014.  She is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and earned her Masters of Education degree from Western Carolina University. Lori is married to Gary Hastings and they have a son, Garrett, and a daugther, Laura, who is married to Derek Allen.  Crystal worked as a dental hygienist for 13 years having earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from Central Piedmont Community College. Crystal is married to Chuck Bryson and they have a daughter, Carolina.     Click here to email Lori.  Click here to email Crystal.

 

 

IMG_2448David Putnam

Minister to Students

David has served EBC since February 2011.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Gardner-Webb University.  David retired from teaching at Crest High School after 33 years of service in public education in order to pursue a calling to student ministry.  He is married to Jill Putnam, who teaches at Cleveland Community College.  David and Jill have one son, Carson, who is a student at Wofford University.  Click here to email David.

 

 

065Rev. Clinton Padgett

Assistant Minister to Senior Adults & Pastoral Care

Clint has served EBC since April 2011.  Clint and his wife, Barbara, served for 20 years as missionaries in Costa Rica.  Clint and Barbara have four grown children and seven grandchildren.  Click here to email Clint.

 

 

IMG_2452April Van Dyke

Administrative Assistant

April has served EBC since November 2008.  In addition to her job as our administrative assistant, she is a co-facilitator of our GriefShare ministry.  She is married to Russell Van Dyke, who is the head custodian at Pinnacle Classical Academy.  April and Russell have two sons, Nash and Ethan.  Click here to email April.

 

 

IMG_2440Kim McEntyre

Financial Bookkeeper

Kim has served EBC since July 2011.  She is married to Jeff McEntyre, who works as a quality manager at Allied Die Casting.  Kim and Jeff have one son, Justin, who is a student at N.C. State University.  Click here to email Kim.

 

 

Kay JamesKay James

Receptionist

Kay has served EBC since February 2014.  She is married to David James and they have two grown children and three grandchildren.  Click here to email Kay.