Our Pastors

Senior Pastor

Presently seeking Gods man to lead our church. 

Jason Mears

Executive and Education Pastor

Jason joined the staff of East Side Baptist Church in June 2018.  He and his wife Paige, have 2 children, Chloe and Talen and also serve as foster parents.  He would love the opportunity to minister to your family in any way he can.  He loves equipping families to become Christ followers. 


Packy Magel

Pastor to Student and Families

Packy is married to Misty since 2000 and they have three children: Spencer, Anna Claire and Brycen. Packy came to serve on staff in October of 2000. If you cannot reach him, you can be sure that He is doing the work of ten men (Well that’s what his voicemail says).



David Gagel

Worship Pastor

David met his wife Amy in choir at Seminary and they were married in May of 2005. They are blessed with three children, Eliana, Isaac and RaeAnn. David has served on staff at East Side since September of 2014. He is a Louisville Cardinals fan married to a Florida State fan (What can we say, we love everybody).

Charlton Cupp

Contemporary Worship Leader

Charlton grew up in Northeast Arkansas and has lived most of his life here. He and his wife, Holly, have two boys, Ross and Shiloh. Charlton enjoys equipping people to serve and engage with the Lord through song.

Our Pastors:

Over the course of my years in ministry, I have been amazed at God’s great love and kindness. He has allowed me to serve in some of the greatest places with many servant-minded people. East Side is filled with people who love the Lord and want to serve Him in anyway they can. What a blessing! I count it a privilege to invest in their lives and shepherd this church toward fulfilling the purposes for which we are called—bringing glory to our Lord by connecting people to God, others and the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Connect. Grow. Go!

East Side Baptist Church

1004 S. Rockingchair Road

Church Office - 314 W. Kingshighway

Paragould, AR 72450