Knowing Christ & His Power
To Change Both Life & Eternity

Pastor Jon DeBell

Pastor Jon has been the Senior Pastor at EBC since 1984.  He is passionate to see people come to know Christ and follow Him.  He has seen the difference Jesus can make in one’s daily life and wants everyone to experience the Savior’s transforming power for themselves.  “A great blessing of being the pastor of East is the opportunity to worship and serve with people from  many varied backgrounds.  In our small congregation we have individuals from a number of different nations and heart languages.  We have partnering congregations in our church facility who worship in three different languages, in addition to our English service.  We have a little taste of heaven right here!”

One of our pastor’s favorite things is being a participant on mission trips with Mercy and Grace Ministries to Honduras.  He also enjoys leading groups on pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  “I love to see the light come on a person’s eyes when they hear the gospel for the first time or when a person stands in a place where Jesus walked and taught and the biblical story comes to life before them.”

Pastor Jon is a graduate of Carson-Newman University and Southeastern Seminary.  He and his wife, Penny, have eight(!) daughters and three grandsons.  They reside in Mint Hill where Penny teaches third grade at Queen’s Grant Elementary.