Pulpit Minister

Jeff began his work with the East Side Church of Christ in 2002. He has preached for over 30 years, with many years spent as a "bi-vocational" preacher as he worked in the grocery industry.

Jeff formerly hosted "Focus on Faith" on the Gospel Broadcasting Network and hosts "Book, Chapter, and Verse" on GBN and on local television in the local Cleveland area (WTNB-271; Charter channel 5). He can be heard on local radio with a weekly program entitled "Declaring Glad Tidings" as well as daily segments titled "A Minute for the Master".

He teaches from time to time at the Chattanooga School of Preaching and Biblical Studies. He also labors with "Polishing the Pulpit" held yearly in Sevierville, TN.

He is a graduate of both the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies and also the Great Commission School in Nashville. He also attended David Lipscomb University and Freed-Hardeman Colleges as well as the Chattanooga School of Preaching and Biblical Studies. He is married to the Former Renita Rector of Dayton, TN.




Family Minister

Bill has been serving as Family Minister at East Side Church of Christ since 1982. He is a native of Beauty, KY. He served in the US Army where he fought in the Vietnam War. He received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He is retired from his family business, Hair Castle, which was a staple of Cleveland for many years. He and his wife Ruby enjoy spending time with their two sons and two grandsons.



Youth Minister

Richard began working with the East Side congregation in 2017. Originally from the island of Jamaica, Richard moved to the US in 2016, where he married his wife, Shalyn. He is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Preaching and Biblical Studies, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies. As Youth Minister, Richard loves making strong bonds with the youth of our congregation. His greatest desire is to see them grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially. His goal is to SERVE (Submit to God, Exemplify Christ, Reach the Lost, Value others above self, Encourage the Weak) and teach our youth to do the same.