Our Head – Jesus Christ
The head of the church is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the supreme and celestial head of the body, which is His church. (Colossians 1:18) Jesus taught about ‘His’ church and it was established almost 2000 years ago, during the first Pentecost feast following His resurrection, and ascension to receive a prophesied kingdom. (Matthew 16:18) (Acts 2:41,47) (Daniel 7:13,14) Jesus is now seated on the right hand of God, ruling over his kingdom until the time comes when He will return, gather His body of followers to be presented to God. As such, Christ’s kingdom has no earthly headquarters, so his church gives allegiance to heavenly governance and the inspired teachings found in the holy scriptures of Jesus and his apostles. (Colossians 1:13; 3:1) (Acts 2:29-39)(Philippians 3:20) –
Jerry recently began serving as an elder at Eastside church of Christ in 2021. Prior to this, he also served as a deacon here at Eastside. At one time he served as a deacon at McCaysville Church of Christ in McCaysville, Georgia. He obeyed the gospel in 1985. He and his wife Betty have one daughter Melissa (and husband Chris) and have two grandsons Connor and Abram. Jerry enjoys spending time with the brethren and teaching the teenage class. He is an avid fisherman, hunter and camper, and he loves spending time with family and friends.
Vance has served as an elder at Eastside for several years. Prior to this, he served as a deacon at Blue Ridge church of Christ. He and his wife, Sheila, have two sons, Erik (and wife Amanda) and Alex. He has worked in the healthcare field in this community for over 35 years as a physical therapists. Vance enjoys doing the Lord’s work, helping others with their spiritual and physical needs, and working on the farm.
Andrew began his service as a deacon of building and grounds at Eastside in 2018. He and his wife, Whitley, have two children, Drew and Gracie. Andrew enjoys working as an EMT/firefighter serving the Lord in all things, and using heavy equipment to move the earth.
Prior to serving as a deacon at Eastside, Jerry was a member of Forrest Park Church of Christ in Valdosta, Georgia. He and his wife Teresa have two daughters Monica (husband Brandon ) and Jessica (husband Chad). They have five grandchildren Hallie, Davis, Mason, Anniston and Brody. Jerry loves to fish and spend time with family. He is a wonderful servant of God who loves helping others and making them feel welcome at services.
Robby Eversole and his family recently joined our family at Eastside in February of 2022. Robby is a 2021 graduate of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development. He is married to Molly Eversole and has two sons, Ethan and Remi. Together, they desire to help lead the lost to Jesus, strengthen the saved to continue in Jesus, and help the church magnify God through His global mission. That mission starts right here in Morganton. Robby loves the mountains and rivers, lakes and streams that God has so richly blessed us with in this region. None of that compares to preaching the Gospel. Come meet our preacher and his family. Come meet his extended family here at Eastside. We would love the opportunity to serve you.