Jerome Taylor :: Pastor

Jerome and his wife, Melinda, began serving the people of Eastgate in the summer of 2013. They have been married since 2004 and have 4 children. He has a B.A. in Theology & History from William Carey College (2003) and is working toward his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jerome has been serving in ministries & churches throughout the U.S. and across the globe since 1999.

His desire is to lead & equip generations of people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. He has passion to boldly share the scriptures and to call out servant-leaders that will impact the world for Jesus Christ. Through his gifts of leadership, preaching, & teaching, he is working toward building up disciples in our church and in our community.


Steffan McCubbin :: Worship Leader

Steffan was brought on as our worship leader in early 2015. He has a gift not only for understanding music, but helping others see their role from the perspective of leading with their craft and responding with their hearts to God. He graduated from Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Business Administration & a minor in music. He and his wife Allison, have been married since 2010. They both have played a vital role in the family at Eastgate by leading in various roles in music and teaching ministry.