Christian Colson, Senior Pastor
Christian Colson has been the pastor at Eastside since September of 2016. He is married to Gentry Colson, and they have five children, Cheyenne, Evan, Austin, CT, and Elliot. Christian holds a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gentry also holds a degree from SBTS in Biblical Counseling. Before coming to Eastside, Christian was a youth pastor for six years.
Christian is very passionate about developing disciples who can then develop other disciples. Christian also desires to teach the Bible in such a way that makes the stories and teachings come alive. Many of us have read the Bible so many times that we miss out on how exciting it can be. Christian wants to reawaken people to its awe and wonder.
Christian and Gentry are also passionate about the foster system. Having been foster parents themselves, they see the need for foster parents and other caregivers who will take the time to minister to the children, the parents, and the case workers. They always remind people that it was never God’s intention for the government to take care of kids. Kids are supposed to be with their parents. Sin has broken this, and only through Christ can we find ultimate hope and healing. But over the years they have realized that there is a greater need than just the foster community. What if we can reach hurting families before DFCS has to step in and we can help keep the families together? To this end, a ministry was started in Coffee County, called Families Together. Check them out on Facebook to see how you can get involved.
June Ellen Beverly, Church Secretary
June Ellen has been the secretary at Eastside for over 25 years. If you have a question, she probably knows the answer. She is been married to Jack Beverly. They have one son and two grandchildren (pictured).