• mitch bruner


       "I am originally from Lexington, S.C. and now I reside with my wife, Miriam, in Leesville, S.C. We have been married for 34 years and have two grown daughters. I am a family man and I enjoy spending time at the beach surfing when time allows.

       I enjoy expositional preaching and teaching. Expositional preaching is based upon diligent study and involves explaining the Scripture to people so they can understand and apply it to their lives. I strive most to keep scripture in context and doctrinally sound. As and avid reader, I seek to be ever learning to grow stronger and deeper in my faith."

       Preacher Mitch (affectionately know by his congregation) has served in Ministry at East Side Baptist for 10 years. During his 10 years at East Side he has brought about many opportunities for sharing Christ through onsite campus events. Such events include our annual Egg Hunt, S'mores Night, Community Prayer Walks, Valentines Banquets, Marriage Retreats, and Mission trips. Pastor Mitch has a passion for mission work -- spreading the Gospel to all nations. He organized our first mission trip out of the country where he led a mission team in doing Vacation Bible School in a small village in Trio, Belize. While conducting VBS the number of children grew from 50 on the first day to 150 by day 4. He also launched our first church website where sermons and church events could be viewed online. 

       After years of Seminary Extension courses, Pastor Mitch was licensed to preach the Gospel at his home church, First Calvary Baptist Church in Leesville, S.C. in 2010. 


  • Rachel Reed

    Ministry Assistant

    Mrs. Rachel is originally from the Hollywood Community of Saluda County. She has been married to John Reed since 1964. They lived in Batesburg for approximately 10 years and are now residing back in the Hollywood Community. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She has been a member of East Side since 1967. She enjoys hiking and trips to the beach and mountains with her children and grandchildren. 

  • Jordan Mcdougall

    Youth leader

    "Hey everyone! My name is Jordan McDougall. I’m the youth leader here at East Side Baptist Church. I’ve been serving as the youth leader for almost five years. My wife’s name is Tiffany, and we have two daughters. We current live in the town Batesburg. Our family loves going to the beach and spending time with each other. When we’re at the beach, I really enjoy going shark fishing! My passion is getting young people together to open God’s Word and be able to study and explain the meaning of God’s Word to them. I love seeing the youth submit their lives to Jesus and grow in their faith and their love for Him." 

  • Tiffany mcdougall

    childrens director

       "I live in Batesburg with my husband, Jordan aka the Youth guy, and we have two daughters. I've worked with children for about 16 years and helping them learn and grow has always been my passion. I've been a member here at East Side for about 8 years now and it only seemed fitting to put the two things that I love to do together. That is, teaching CHILDREN about JESUS. Every time I open the Bible I am always learning something new and that is what I want our kids at East Side to do. Learn something new about God and His word every time they come to church and into our classes. It is such an amazing thing to watch a child learn and grow in their faith." 

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