The staff at East Shore Baptist include Pastor Brian Harrison, Pastor Bryan Lingle, Dave Stewart as Minister of Music and Brian Mader, Director of Youth Ministry and Debby Glessner, Church Secretary.
Pastor Brian Harrison
Pastor Brian has served as the Lead Pastor since April 2002. He is married to Jean and has one son, Benjamin.
Pastor Brian is married to Jean (1983), and the father of Benjamin. He came to serve as our Lead Pastor in April of 2002. Before coming to PA he served as the Pastor of a church in Mt. Dora, FL for seven years. Brian came to faith in Christ in 1975 as a freshman in college.
Born and raised in Northern, VA, his family moved to Belpre, OH in 1972. In 1981 he moved to Central FL, where he lived for 21 years before moving PA, near to “the sweetest place on earth”. Brian has a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, GA (1996), and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Ohio State University (1980). Prior to becoming a pastor and a new dad in 1995, he worked in the real estate mortgage and appraisal fields.
Pastor Brian lives in West Hanover Township, is active in the community, and is in partnership with Living Legacy Community Church in leading the Multiplying Church Center for the PA/South Jersey Baptist Convention in the Capitol Region. He loves walking and hiking, and he is really into military history and building models; if you should stop by his office, you’ll see what we mean.
Pastor Bryan Lingle
Pastor Bryan is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle and they have 7 children.
Pastor Bryan is married to Michelle (1992), and the father of Faith, Elizabeth, Brandt, Justin, Joseph, Morgan and Kenneth. He came to serve as Youth director in 2000. He has been at East Shore since 1994 and has had the blessing of being baptized, discipled and called into ministry from within the Church. Bryan came to faith in Christ in 1992 at the age of 23.
Born and raised in Harrisburg, Bryan literally grew up in the church back yard. He has Bachelor of Science in Bible from Lancaster Bible College (2005). Prior to becoming a pastor Bryan owned several business and worked in the construction field.
Pastor Bryan lives in Lower Paxton Township, is active in the community, and is the director of East Shore Biblical Counseling Ministries LLC, a Para-church ministry that East Shore has partnered with to offer free Biblical Counseling to our community. He loves spending time with his family at their many activities and camping in the summer. Pastor Bryan has a heart for Missions and exposing others to short term mission trips, stop by his office and see some of the countries he has visited and what he has brought back!
Dave Stewart, Minister of Music
Dave Stewart has been serving at East Shore Baptist as Minister of Worship since January 2011. Married to his wife, Dee Dee for 30 years, they live in Colonial Park, Lower Paxton Township.
Dave is a graduate of Milton Hershey School. There he received his vocal and musical training. He plays guitar, trumpet, and percussion. Dave loves all styles of music, and it is reflected in his Sunday worship services.
In 1982, at the age of 25, Dave accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Dee & Dave joined East Shore Baptist in 2010. Prior to becoming our church worship leader, Dave co-owned a local printing company.
Brian Mader, Director of Youth Ministry
Brian is married to Stacey(2000) and has three children Logan, Joey, and Lily. Brian lives in West Hanover Township where he grew up. He has been a member of East Shore since 2004. Although saved at a young age Brian was in his mid 20’s before he decided to dedicate his life to serving Christ. He has been serving as the Bi-Vocational Director of Youth Ministry since July 2008. Prior to that he volunteered in the youth ministry and was a Deacon here at East Shore. Brian enjoys working with teens both teaching and having fun at the same time. Brian graduated from Kutztown University (1996) with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice., and is a teen counselor in his full time employment. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family. Brian also loves baseball and is a New York Mets fan.
Brian’s favorite bible passage is Psalm 103 10-12.