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Our Staff


Mike Snyder

Lead Pastor - mike@eastaboga.org (256-404-6082)

Pastor Mike came to us in September of 2008 as Pastor of Students and Outreach. In July of 2011 God called him to be Lead Pastor. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and is married to Amanda. They have three children, Lilly Beth, Will, and Noah. (And no Pastor Mike doesn't wear a tie all the time. This picture is from a wedding. So there, come as you are!)


Randie Heaslett

Pastor of Worship and Education - Randie@eastaboga.org (205-243-6339)

Bro. Randie has been with us since January of 2001. He is a graduate of TCU. He is married to Jan and he has two adult children, Jamie Scott and Amanda Heaslett


Ben Curlee

Pastor of Students and Outreach - ben@eastaboga.org (678)-371-3790

Ben joined the EBC Staff in January of 2015. Ben is a graduate of Leavell College of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry that included minors in Biblical Studies and Church Ministry. Ben is currently working on a Master of Divinity at NOBTS. Ben has been preaching for almost 6 years, and has a heart to see students grow in their relationship with Christ, and to see the church mobilized to reach their Friends, Relatives, Associates, and Neighbors with the message of Christ's life-giving Gospel. Ben is married to Shelby Curlee.


Melanie Huggins

Children's Director -mbhuggins1@gmail.com 256-283-4195

Melanie joined the EBC staff in December of 2016. Melanie does a fantastic job with our EBC Kidz ministries. She has served faithfully in children's ministries for many years. Her wisdom and experience help lead our children towards a Christ-Centered life.


John Whetstone

Pastor to Senior Adults - John@eastaboga.org (256-375-9283)

jGraduate of Alexandria High School, Shorter College, and New Oreleans Baptist Seminary.

Wife, Alice Faye. Sons: Stephen, Shane. Five Grandchildren.


Chrystal Badders

AWANA Commander

Chrystal can be reached by email at chrystalbadders@gmail.com


Lynn Phillips

Church Secretary - Lynn@eastaboga.org


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