Pastor Dallas Stringer
Pastor Dallas Stringer came to Eastmont Baptist in October of 2016, after serving God faithfully as a Pastor in West Texas and as an evangelist traveling to many other areas of the world. Dallas is a published author, a gifted speaker, and most importantly, a preacher with a passion for telling others about Christ.
Pastor Dallas received his Master of Biblical Studies as well as his Bachelor of Ministry at Andersonville Theological Seminary. He was ordained by Lifeway Fellowship Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas.
He brings with him Heather his lovely wife Heather years and their six beautiful children: Mark, Hannah, Brooklyn, Jaxon, Ella, and Clint.
Pastor Don Azevedo
Pastor Don Azevedo came to Eastmont Baptist Church November 1998 after more than 20 years of counseling experience in psychiatric hospitals, treatment programs, private settings, and trauma response.
Pastor Don has a Master of Divinity degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1980), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from California Baptist College (1974).
Don and his wife, Pam – who is a gifted teacher, have been married since 1977 and have four children – Perry, Kalyn, Catherine, and Ryan.
Pastor J.R. Cano
Pastor J.R. has served at EBC since November of 2009. J.R. attended the Wayland Baptist University School of Music where he majored in Vocal Performance and Church Music. J.R. received his theological training from the Bible Chair of The Southwest in Amarillo Texas. J.R. is also bilingual. Pastor J.R. received a degree in Sociology from Ashford University. J.R. has served in ministry for 16 years with experience in Student Ministry as well as Worship. His wife, Melissa received her BS in Biology from Wayland Baptist University. Melissa works for Confluence Health as a Registered Nurse. Melissa loves to cook and enjoys being a mom. They have two children; Ethan 10 and Charles (Charlie) 5 – two boys filled with spunk and joy.
Pastor J.R. has served at EBC since November of 2009. J.R. is passionate about crafting meaningful worship times through music and corporate worship. J.R. also oversees our burgeoning media ministry and works to create teams that support the vision and mission of EBC. He is a resource if you are looking to serve the church in the area of technology, music, film and video. If you are creative and would like to find out more about how to use your skill and talent to serve the Lord, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Pastor Neftali Macias
Spanish Ministry Pastor
Pastor Neftali preaches at 12:30pm on Sundays in Spanish at Eastmont. He and his wife Ruth (Bi-lingual Real Estate Agent and Translator) live here in the valley and would love to see you in service!
Pastor of Discipleship • Education Pastor
Alex serves the Lord at EBC as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Education. The call to this position moved his family from Texas to the Wenatchee Valley in the summer of 2018. Alex has a passion for the Word of God and sharing it with others through Bible study and discipleship! The focus of this work takes place in Sunday Morning Growth Groups, as well as, men’s and women’s small group Bible studies and ministry team activities. It is in these groups that relationships are built amongst believers with God’s Word as the foundation and His Spirit the glue that makes these bonds a powerful force for His Kingdom! Alex joyfully serves with his wife, Jennifer as they lead their four children Savannah-17, Brayden -16, Levi-8 and Evy- 1.
Marty ”Moose” Field is the Children and Family Pastor at EBC. He answered the call to the Northwest with his family in the summer of 2018. He is originally from Texas, and knows that God has called him here to assist in ministering to the Wenatchee Valley. Marty’s passion centers around children and families while daily striving to strengthen EBKids.
Marty’s beautiful wife Krissy, is an educator and Christian Counselor who desires to minister wherever God calls her. His son Kyler, is a high school student who loves music, theater and using his talents for the Kingdom. His daughter Tessa Mae, is a straight “A” middle school student who loves working with kids of all ages.
Marty has been in ministry since 2008 serving as children’s, youth and associate minister in various churches across Texas. He has his Bachelors in Speech Communication from West Texas A&M University and his Masters in Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla Georgia. Moose has also been an educator, professional coffee drinker, cancer survivor, and was asked to never sing the National Anthem at a New York Yankees game ever again!
Missions and Outreach Pastor
Pastor Cesar is the only Washington resistance to the Texas Syndicate ;) Pastor Cesar is serving God as the Missions and Outreach Pastor at Eastmont Baptist Church. Eastmont has been the home for Cesar through many special events in his life. It is the Church that saw Cesar be re-born, and surrender to ministry; also the church where both of his children Abbalene and Nehemiah were prayed for and loved on from the day they were born. With out a doubt Eastmont is a very special place for him and his wife Yuri since they became members eight years ago. Cesar is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in church ministries at Liberty University to better serve God in his surrender to ministry.
Dr. Rodney Whaley
Pastor to Seniors • Pastoral Care
Dr. Rodney D. Whaley is the newest addition to the pastoral staff of Eastmont Baptist Church, serving as pastor of Senior Ministries and Pastoral Care. Rodney has been in ministry, and in particular church music ministry, since he began leading the music in his local church at age 15. That was 52 years ago! He holds the BA degree in Church Music from Welch College, the MDiv degree from Luther Rice Seminary, the MA degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has served churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, California, and Washington State. In the 1980s, he began serving in higher education as a professor of music at Welch College in Nashville, TN, he concurrently served in the Army National Guard as a member of the 129th Army Band. In 1991, Whaley went on full-time active duty. After a deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009, his last duty assignment was on the staff of the Inspector General. He served our nation's military for 28 years and retired on October 1, 2011. In his “retirement”, he serves as a professor of Church Music and Worship at Liberty University, teaching online from his home. Additionally he enjoys his hobby: running sled dogs. Previously living in Tennessee, he holds the distinction of being the only Tennessean to have ever run the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska, competing in 2008. Dr. Whaley and Vicki, his wife of 46 years, along with their Siberian huskies, moved to Wenatchee in 2013. Vicki lived her childhood in East Wenatchee. After the many years living in Tennessee, she is happy to finally return “home." The Whaleys have two children. Karen lives in Connecticut with her husband, Alex. Rodney, Jr. resides and works in Medicine Park, Oklahoma.
Serving as senior adult pastor, he believes our older members are the largest untapped resource in the church. Their experience and years of leadership are often overlooked. His goal is to encourage, instruct, and engage our senior members in their personal ministry gifts. He is convinced every senior member should be active mentoring our next generation. Some of his greatest joys in his position are found visiting church members in our hospitals as well as those who are homebound.