Say hello to our Ministers & Staff at EB.

Meet our Ministers and Staff

Chris Barnett - Lead Minister

Chris has been the preaching at EB since 2010 and believes the Good News of Jesus should never be boring. Chris met his wife, Tonya, while failing Analytical Chemistry at Auburn. They have two children, Emily and Micah. You can contact Chris at


Marco Diaz - Hispanic Minister

Marco is originally from Guatemala, and has been serving leading our Hispanic Ministry since 2014. He loves to bring people to Christ and to know Him better. Marco loves to serve people because every time he serves them it is like serving the Lord. He also likes to see their faces full of happiness when they receive some service that comes from God. Marco is fascinated to carry out the work that God commanded him to do and thus fulfill the great commission. Marco is married to Marleny, and they have grown children and many grandchildren. Contact him at

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

Brianna Jones - Children's Minster

Brianna has been a member of EB since 2019, and joined became our children's minister at the beginning of 2022. Her focus is promoting developmentally friendly faith building activities and skills to the children and families of EB. Brianna is married to Spencer, and recently became parents to their son Theo. Contact her at


Kristen Adair - Youth Minister

Kristen is a Harding University graduate who has been at EB since 2021. She is originally from Memphis, TN and is passionate about walking with teenagers as they build a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus.. Contact her at

"Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." - John 21:25

Will Clark - Youth Minister

Will is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, and he has been at EB since 2021. He is passionate about leading students into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. Contact him at

"Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel" - Ephesians 6:19

Stephen Walker - Young Adult Community Minister

Stephen has been at EB since 2017 and is originally from Memphis, TN. He is passionate about young adults and their genuine desire to serve others and grow the Kingdom of God in their community. Contact him at

“Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”-John 6:35

Sean White - Family Minister

Sean has been at EB since 2014 and is focused on helping people grow in their relationship with God and each other. At EB, he works on connecting with families to build their faith at home and get better connected with other families at church. He is married to Sheena and they have two children, Colin and Maddox. Contact him at

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10

Brittany Bischell - Connection Minister

Brittany joined the East Brainerd team in 2022. She is the voice on the other end of the phone. Brittany helps connect people to each other at EB and find places for them to serve. Brittany is married to Jordan and they have three children, Evelyn, Ezra, and Knox. Connect with her at


Kimberly Highfield - Finance

Kimberly has been working at EB for well over a decade and keeps track of all our finances. Kimberly is married to Gary and has grown children and many grandchildren. Contact her at


Meet our Preschool Staff

Stephanie Daniel - Preschool Director

Stephanie has worked with the preschool and East Brainerd in a number of ways, and has been the Preschool Director since 2016. She loves children and families, and helps make sure our preschool is full of love, joy, and learning. Contact her at


Betsy Waldrep - Assistant Preschool Director

Betsy has worked with preschool age children for many years and has been the Assistant Director since 2016.