Jonathan Slagenweit came to EMBC in July 2014. He graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College in 2006 with a BA in Ministerial Studies and minors in Conseling and Missions. He served as the youth pastor at Hobe Sound Bible Church for 7 years before accepting the senior pastorate role at EBMC. While at Hobe Sound, he served as field director for the Christian Service of Hobe Sound Bible College for 3 years. Jonathan married his college sweetheart, Tonya Bailey in 2006 and they have three sons, Tyler, Zachary and Carter. He enjoys playing softball, refinishing furniture and traveling in his spare time.
Austin Barker came to EBMC in 2013 when he moved to Greenville to attend Bob Jones University. He attended Bible Missionary Institute from 2001 to 2005, singing regularly in the choir and graduating with a BA in Religious Education. Austin taught high school Spanish classes at a multi-denominational Christian school in Bettendorf as well as Apologetics classes and Music Theory, History, and Appreciation. He is currently pursuing a second Bachelor's Degree in English Education and TESL. He married Megan Swift in 2007, they have three children--Peter, Edmund, and Susan. In his spare moments he enjoys reading, singing, playing basketball, hiking, and traveling.