SENIOR PASTOR

SENIOR PASTOR
MATT SMITH
Senior Pastor
pastor@eastsidecullman.com

Matt Smith became the Senior Pastor at ESBC on January 1, 2016. For over twenty-six years he has preached and served in churches in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Pastor Matt genuinely loves people and enjoys building relationships with them in order to share the love of Christ. He believes that Jesus died on the cross for all mankind, not just a select few, that salvation is for all who receive it, and that everyone has a place to serve the Lord. He passionately shares his faith and enjoys preaching the timeless truth of God’s Word.
He graduated with honors from the University of Mobile in 1996 where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He earned a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages and a Master of Theology while studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Presently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Theology and Expository Preaching.
Pastor Matt and his wife Julie have been married for 21 years and have two sons, Spencer and Skyler. During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, four wheeling and watching Alabama football! read more

PASTOR OF OUTREACH

PASTOR OF OUTREACH
SAM HOLLIS
Pastor of Outreach
samhollis@eastsidecullman.com

Radically saved and called to preach at the age of seventeen, Bro. Sam began pastoring Southern Baptist churches in central and north Alabama, at twenty years of age and came to East Side as Pastor of Outreach in 2007. He is a graduate of Samford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife, Mary, are parents of a grown son, Paul (Jill). They have one grandchild, Elianna. read more