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6721 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
United States


We are a Southern Baptist Church, by affiliation.  We cooperate with, and are part of a larger denomination. East Shore Baptist Church (ESBC) is an independent church, which truly believes in God’s Word, the Bible, as the sole source of faith and practice.


The staff at East Shore Baptist include Pastor John Toone, Brian Mader, Director of Youth Ministry and Debby Glessner, Church Secretary.

Associate Pastor John Toone

Associate Pastor John Toone

Pastor John Toone has served as Associate Pastor since June 2014. Although born in Norfolk, VA, he has lived in the Harrisburg area for most of his life. He came to salvation, was baptized, and matured in his faith through the ministry of East Shore Baptist Church. John has a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC (2014) and a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA (2011). He married Christine in September 2019.

John’s passion is to glorify God and see His Word transform lives into the image of Christ, by the Holy Spirit’s power, in fulfillment of the Great Commission. He enjoys spending time with his family, talking about the Bible and theology, reading, watching movies, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles!

Brian Mader, Director of Youth Ministry

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.