Staff & Leadership

Staff & Leadership 1

Joel Smith

Lead Pastor

Joel is a Georgia native and completed his Master of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joel also has an undergraduate degree from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, GA. Joel served in student ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and The First Baptist Church of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Joel has been married to his wife Gwen for eleven years, and they have three daughters.

Staff & Leadership 2

Mac Poole

Director of Music and Worship

Mac is a native of Macon County, GA and was raised in the County Line Baptist Church community where he served as pianist and organist. He is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, GA with a BA in English. Mac taught in the Marion County and Macon County school systems. Mac became Music Director at EBC in December 1972 and retired in December 2013. He rejoined the EBC staff as Music Director in September 2017.

Staff & Leadership 3

DeDe Reyes

Ministry Assistant

Eddie Watson

Deacon Chairman