Leadership Team

Pastor Joe and Teresa Bell, Stephen and Sarah
Pastor Joe Bell has been the senior pastor at Eastside since May of 1997.  He met Teresa Bell, our children's director, and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary with her. They got married in June of 1989.  They have two future Trevecca students, Stephen (class of 2020) and Sarah (class of 2028). He is an extrovert Alabama fan who loves Christ, Teresa, his kids, church and life. He likes sports, movies, music, books and games. Get in touch- he will talk to you a while!

Bells, Bryants and Flores at the 2016 Ministers & Mates' Retreat

Pastor David Bryant is our music pastor. He comes from Augusta, GA, and lives in Wegener, SC with his wonderful wife Laura, and Corrina and Kayla Lewis. A Georgia & Atlanta sports fan, he travels a lot and loves everyone. 


Pastors Francisco and Susie Flores pastor Iglesia de Dios y Paz del Nazareno, our Hispanic congregation. They, with their children Alex, Izzie and Annie, share joy and love with all our people.

Deacon Violly and Sam Walton lead our Outreach and Discipleship Ministry, and Sam is the Director of Gaston Hope in Christ, our local tutoring ministry.  Still newlyweds, they also lead through education- Sam at Central Piedmont Community College and Violly with Gaston County Schools. They share life with a growing group of Filipino teachers in the area, and Violly serves on the NC NMI Council.

Patrick & Mandy Webb

Pastor Patrick and Mandy Webb lead "ESCRO" (Eastside Students Caring and Reaching Out), our teen ministry. In their free time, they love families and babies in our church, and care for the sick through CaroMont Health, our area Health Care system. 

Larry and Carol Smith

Larry and Carol Smith are charter members of Eastside. Larry currently heads ESTRUST, our facilities and finances group, and Carol helps in many ways- finances, nursery, facility and grandparent to the Pastor's Kids!

Leonard and Arlene Ronk

Arlene and Leonard Ronk came to Eastside from upstate New York, and have been a blessing since! Arlene leads ESNMI, our Missions group, and Leonard helps the pastor and everyone else all the time. 

Larry & DeAnn

Larry and DeAnn Biggerstaff are our at-large leadership team members, and serve by leading our toddler church, sound, computer and video ministry, and raising a large and scattered family! 

Willie and Diane

Willie Monico, here with his wife Diane, works for Gaston Hope in Christ as our weekday custodian