Justin was called to East Side Baptist in February of 2020. He has previously served churches in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina in roles ranging from youth/young adult intern to youth minister. Most recently, Justin worked as a teacher and athletics director in Rock Hill, SC.

Justin has a passion for discipleship and for seeing disciples make new disciples. He believes in a ministry that is driven by community, as the author of Hebrews urges in chapter 10, verses 24 and 25. It is through strong community that the church grows closer to God and to each other, and in this way can fulfill God’s call to share the Gospel message of Jesus with the world.

Justin and his wife, Hannah, have been married since June of 2017. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places with their dog, Charlie. They both love sports and are fans of the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Funny/Interesting Fact: Growing up, I was convinced that I’d be a famous football coach one day.