Dr. Timothy Harris
Dr. Timothy Harris has been the pastor at East Side Baptist Church since July of 2015. He is a graduate of Clemson University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Becky have two daughters. Pastor Tim is devoted to the careful verse by verse exposition of the Bible, and to the spiritual development of his congregation. His preaching style is practical, passionate, and instructive. Pastor Tim served churches in South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky before being called to East Side.
Rev. Doug Estes
Minister of Education, Youth, and Children
Doug has served in full-time ministry since 1995 in various ministry positions in the church and para-church ministries. He currently holds two Master degrees from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He desires to see God take this church and its people and set the world on fire for our Lord. He considers it an honor and privilege to serve and minister to the people of God at East Side Baptist Church.
My wife, Joy and I have been married over 25 years. We are blessed with 2 children, Charity (Brian) and Josh.
Favorite Outdoor Activities: fishing, hiking, rafting, and hunting
Favorite Book: The Man God Uses by Henry Blackaby
What energizes me:Seeing people come to a saving relationship with Jesus. Brings tears to my eyes every time I see someone accept Him. Also when I see God’s faithfulness, especially through discipleship, in my life and the lives of others, I really am energized.
When I am most aware of God’s presence in my life: Upon reading His Word and He speaks to me. When I see Him doing things that I could never do on my own.
Rev. Allan Seigler
Minister of Music
Allan came to Eastside in September 2015 to serve as minister of music. Prior to that Allan and his family were missionaries with the IMB in East Asia for nineteen years. Allan is also a teacher at a local high school. He is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and has attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. He and his wife Lawana have two daughters and a son. Allan believes that we should all facilitate worship by making a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Lu Sargent is the Ministry Assistant. She has served as a Ministry Assistant for over twenty years with the last ten being at East Side. She has served as the president of the associational Ministry Assistants organization for the past several years. She is currently serving on the executive board for the South Carolina Baptist Ministry Assistants Association (SCBMAA). In 2012-2013 she served as the Recording Secretary for the South Carolina Baptist Convention which afforded her the privilege of serving on the Scholarship Committee for the convention.
Lu grew up in Georgia and graduated from Waynesboro High School. She came to South Carolina to attend Southern Wesleyan University. Not only did she get her BS in Human Resources while there but also met her husband Mike. Mike and Lu have been blessed with two sons Derek (Amy) and Josh (LeAnne). Lu enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and working word puzzles.