Staff

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Dr. Tim Brown

Position: Senior Pastor

Email: tim@eastheights.org

Phone: (662)842-4947

Dr. Tim Brown began serving here in August of 2012.  A native of Springhill, LA, Tim has served churches as Senior Pastor at Countryside Baptist Church in Clearwater, FL.  He and his wife LaRonna have 3 children, Jarod, Tanner, and Jessalyn.  He has a Bachelor's of Science in Math Education from Louisiana Tech, a Master's of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and his Doctorate of Ministry from Southwest Bible College and Seminary.  His hobbies are athletics, reading, and spending time with his family.  You can find him on Facebook or Twitter @brotim65.

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Gary Townsend

Position: Worship Pastor

Email: gary@eastheights.org

Phone: (662)842-4947


Gary has been serving at East Heights since August 2008.  He and his wife, Susan, have been married since 1996 and have 2 beautiful daughters, Rebekah and Kaylee, and don't forget the dog, Macy.  Before moving to Mississippi, Gary served as Music and Youth Pastor at a church in Dublin, GA for 13 years.  He received his Bachelors' Degree in Music Education from Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, GA.  Current hobbies include: spending time with family having fun, doing music, fishing, and spending time outside doing whatever.

Lastest books read: Radical, Sun Stand Still, Transformational Church, Bringing Up Girls.

Favorite movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Remember the Titans, and The Shawshank Redemption.

You can find Gary on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nathan Fitts

Position: Student Pastor

Email: nathan@eastheights.org

Phone: (662)842-4947


Nathan began serving at East Heights in December of 2003.  He has served in churches in Leesville, LA, Magee, MS and Shannon, MS and camps at Gulfshore Baptist Assembly.  He and his wife, Tina, have 2 boys and a girl, Bradley, Bethany, and Bailey.  A Tupelo native and graduate, he also has a Bachelor's Degree from Ole Miss and a Master's Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Counting camps, he has been working with teenagers for over 30 years and has loved every minute of it and hopes to be blessed with many more.

Quote: "Why live a normal life when you can hopefully impact teens to make a difference for Christ?"

You can find Nathan on Facebook and Twitter.

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Hunter Slay

Position: Children's Pastor

Email: hunter@eastheights.org

Phone: (662)842-4947

Hunter began serving East Heights in the spring of 2011.  Hunter grew up in this church, accepted Christ here, and accepted the call to ministry here.  He and his wife, Meaghan, have been married since April of 2012.  They have one beautiful baby boy, Leighton, and one dog, Hooch. He has his Associate Degree in Pre-Ministry, his Bachelor's Degree from The University of Mississippi, and is currently pursuing his Master degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Hunter's hobbies are: spending time with his wife and son, athletics, hunting and fishing, and being outdoors.

You can find Hunter on Facebook and Twitter @Hunter_MegSlay.