Eastwood Baptist Church
Thursday, March 22, 2018
It's All About Him!

Eastwood Staff

Tom James - Lead Pastor
Pastor. Hard-core Seminole. Starbucks Iced-Coffee Addict. "Blind Official" (so I've been told) of High School Sports.

Place of Birth: Sacramento, Ca. 
Wife: Jan
Children: Grown children, Leah (Jonathan - son-in-law), Andrew and Aaron
Education: 2 years at FSU, graduate of Stetson University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Reason I love what I do:  I love seeing lives changed.  I can remember what it was like to be lost and I know firsthand the difference Christ
makes.  So I love seeing people come to faith and then grow more like Christ. 
I recommend:  Any novel by James Patterson, Lisa Gardner, or Michael Connelly. Also, the Monte Cristo sandwich at Cheddar's.
Ed Jent - Pastor of Education
Place of Birth: Bowling Green, KY
Wife: Tricia
Children: Grown children, Hunter and Spencer
Education: Graduate of Western Kentucky University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Reason I love what I do:  There is nothing like seeing the light come on for someone spiritually.


I recommend: Zip lining and snorkeling

Dana Ellis - Worship/Music Pastor
Husband. Trivia Junkie. Encourager. Lifelong Learner. Passion for Music and Worship.
Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, OK (Yes, I'm an Okie)
Wife: Phyllis
Children: Grown children, Heather and Toby
Education: Graduate of Centenary College, also The School of Hard Knocks
Reason I love what I do It’s a joy; which is new every day just like His mercies
I recommend:  Experiencing, listening, and learning to enjoy all types and forms of music.
Greg Swack - Pastor of Senior Adults & Pastoral Care
Minister of Senior Adults. Pianist. Bus Driver. Former "Big Red." Travel Enthusiast. Dedicated to My Family.
Place of Birth: Bowling Green, KY
Education: Graduate of Western Kentucky University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Reason I love what I do:  The Senior Adults at Eastwood are a true blessing! 
I recommend:  Reading the newspaper every day.
Ben Simpson - South Campus Pastor
Follower of Christ; husband of Christy; daddy of five blessings; pastor of Eastwood BC South Campus... God has blessed magnificently!
Place of Birth: Bowling Green, KY
Spouse’s Name:  Christy
Children’s Names:  Zachariah, Elijah, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Samuel
Education History: Pursuing DMin from SEBTS, MDiv from SBTS, BA from Hanover College
Reason I love what I do: The absolute joy of being used by God to make a difference in somebody's eternity.
I recommend: Learning an instrument, planting a garden, Desiring God and Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
Mark Whitaker - South Campus Worship/Music Pastor
Pastor. Musician. Father. Bowler. Camping/Backpacking Enthusiast. Theologian. Movie Buff. 
Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
Wife: Wendy
Children: Sarah Beth, Liam, and Joshua
Education: Graduate of Campbellsville University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Reason I love what I do: Seeing people use God's gifts with excellence for His glory.
I recommend: Scuba diving
Megan Woods - Director of Preschool & Children
Place of Birth: Alexandria, VA
Husband: Brian
Children: Connor and Meredith Woods
Education: Graduate of Baylor University with a BA in Psychology; Graduate of WKU with a MA in Education
Reason I love what I do: God called me to work with children. I am motivated to make a difference in their lives. I want children to know they are loved. I enjoy seeing their smiles and receiving their hugs. I want them to know Jesus and be like Him.
Things I enjoy: Going to the movies, going out to eat, decorating (love “Fixer Upper” on HGTV), drinking a good cup of Hazelnut coffee, and going to the beach.
Don Mathis - Staff Evangelist
Love preaching revivals, doing Transitional/Interim Pastorates, am a sports fanatic especially UK basketball
Early life: Christian County,  Hopkinsville, KY
Grown Children: Laura (husband Chris) Parents of granddaughter Kate; Donny II (wife Amber) Parents of grandson Donny III (called Trace)
Education: Pembroke (KY) High; 2 years Murray State; BS Austin Peay; MDiv. & D.Min The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Also, D.D. University of the Cumberlands
Love preaching, seeing people saved, individuals, church and Kingdom grow
Sandy Enlow - Business Administrator
Wife. Dedicated Mom. Trainer of America's next Softball Olympians. Jack of All Trades/Self-taught Home Builder. A life-long member of Eastwood.
Place of Birth: Bowling Green, KY
Husband: Stuart
Children: Taylor and Carrie
Favorite Scripture: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Erin Reynolds - Senior Adult / Student Ministry Assistant
Wife. WKU Grad. Member of Christ Fellowship Church. Heart for Worship and Music. Loves cooking, decorating, and my favorite season is Fall.
Place of Birth: Russellville, KY
Husband: Gregg
Favorite Scripture: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
Lisa Keen - Education and Children's Ministry Assistant

Wife to Dave. Mom to Addie and Andrew. Graduate of U of L but a diehard UK fan. Beach Bum. Fashionista. Dedicated to family and teaching children's music. 
Dave Barnes - Facilities Manager