Eddie carson

Deacon of Building and Grounds

Eddie began his work as Deacon of Building and Grounds in 2017. He is married to his wife Kathy, and has two children, Andrew (and wife Allison) Carson, and Natalie (and husband Taylor) McCracken. He is retired from Eaton Corp.  He enjoys spending time with his family, including his grandsons Sawyer, Cory, and Wade.


Doug egerton

Deacon of Education- 6 yr olds and up

Doug has served as a Deacon with East Side since 2012. He has worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at Whirlpool for 33 years. He is married to Cindy, and they have two sons: Ben and wife Sandy (and granddaughter Audrey); and Brian. He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, and any time with his family. 



Deacon of Missions

Rick has served as Deacon of Missions since 2012. He is a retired graphic artist and Motorcycle Custom Painter. He enjoys spending time with his wife Fay, his son Cody and wife Kristy, and his grandson, Ryder. He also enjoys making custom pens for family, friends, and local customers.



Deacon of Widows and Shut-Ins

Gary has served as Deacon over Widows, Widowers, and Shut-Ins since 2000. He is married to Angie, who serves as our church Secretary. They enjoy spending time with their kids, Avery and Meredith.



Deacon of Edification

Larry has served as Deacon of Personal Evangelism since 1994, and transitioned to Deacon of Edification in 2016. He works at Mars/Wrigley, Inc. He is married to Victoria, and they have two daughters; Lyndsay (and husband Chase) and Jenna. He enjoys traveling with his family, making BBQ, and going to Disney World.



Deacon of Education- Nursery-5 year olds; VBS

Michael has been a Deacon at East Side since 2012. He has taught math at Mayfield Elementary School since 2001. He is married to Michelle, and they have two sons: Matthew and Miles. He enjoys playing golf, reading, spending time with family, and watching Tennessee football.



Deacon of Local Evangelism

Wesley has served as a Deacon since 2017. He has worked as a Pharmacist since 2011. He is married to Denise, and they have four children: Hannah Kate, Micaiah, Sarah Grace, and Noah. Wesley enjoys woodworking, and he and Denise also host a parenting podcast, Arrows in Our Hand, on the Light Network.  


Jake simpson

Deacon of Leadership Development

Jake has been married to Gina for 16 years. They have three children: Isaac, Abigail, and Indiana. He is currently a Continuous Improvement leader for Mueller Water Products in Cleveland, TN. In their spare time, Jake and Isaac sing with the Sound of TN men's chorus!