Dr. Matt Brady
Dr. Brady has been married to Becky for 26 years. Becky is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and Atlanta Paralegal Institute. Matt and Becky have two children, Emilie and Ethan. Matt earned his Doctor of Ministry as well as Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry from Luther Rice University and Seminary. Matt and Becky grew up in Powder Springs, Ga. They have served churches in Georgia and Alabama. Matt enjoys vacations with his family and just about anything outdoors to include hunting, fishing, golf, and coaching his kids in team sports. In addition to serving at Eastside, he is currently the staff chaplain for the police and fire department. He also serves as a “community coach” in various sports and is a professor at Guido Bible Institute.
Ryan is married to Kara Willis. Having grown up in Greer, SC, Ryan attended Anderson University and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music, as well as a Minor in Psychology. He currently attends Truett McConnell University in pursuit of a Masters of Arts in Theology degree. Ryan serves the students of our Church from grades 6 through 12, along with serving as our college and career Sunday School class teacher.
Children & Preschool
Michelle is married to Mike Tootle, pharmacist/owner of The Drug Store in Claxton, GA. They have two daughters Leslie (married to Matt Tucker) and Lauren (married to Eric Bluestein) . Michelle is "Mimi" to her grandchildren, Maclain, Mathyn and Maggy. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Michelle serves in many different capacities one of which is the Choir Director for The People Of Praise Choir at Eastside.
Jo Ellen Tippins
Jo Ellen is married to Randall Tippins. She has worked in this position since November 1, 1998. Together, Randall & Jo Ellen have three sons, James, Justin & Jordy. Jo Ellen is a graduate of Georgia Southern College. She is a member of the Georgia Baptist Association of Ministry Assistants and teaches a 3rd - 5th Grade Girls Sunday School Class.