Pastors & Staff

Dr. David Beigle

Senior Pastor 

David has been married to his wife Ashley since 2010, and they have 3 beautiful daughters - Abigail, Hannah, and Bethany. David received a Doctor of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and anything else outdoors. David loves connecting with people and seeing lives forever changed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Bill Stephens

Associate Pastor 

Bill has been married to Ana since 1989 and they have two wonderful children, Curt and Riby. Bill received his education at University of West Florida and has served at Eastside since 1997. His son Curt is an ER nurse and his daughter Riby is currently attending the University of West Florida. It is Bill's desire to help others see what God has done, is doing and can do in their lives. He enjoys family, friends and fellowship. 

Ron Branning

Music Minister

Ron and his wife Judy have been married for over 35 years and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Ron received his education at Troy University and has served at Eastside since 1981. Ron also serves as a Professor of Music at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. 

Eli Leavins

Student Minister

Eli is married to Hannah and they have been married since 2011.  They have three lively boys; Malachi, Teamon, and William.  Eli is bi-vocational and his full time job is as a Registered Nurse in the operating room.  Eli's family loves the "farm life" but most of all they love the Lord and are thankful to be serving Him at Eastside.  

Linda Wunderly and Phyllis Hagin

Children's Ministry Directors

Come and join Mrs. Linda and Mrs. Phyllis for a great time of Gospel learning