OUR PASTOR

Pastor Ronald E. Steel

Pastor Steel became our pastor August 2012. He and his wife Jenny came to us from Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church near St Louis, Mo where he was the Senior Pastor for seven years and after a six month interim pastorate at Covenant Reformed Church in Pella Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Ministry Philosophy: “In reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God and in the context of relationally rich partnerships with others my purpose is to shepherd God’s people and strengthen God’s church to enjoy His grace and extend His glory by exalting Him in prayer and worship, edifying one another through love and service while instructing and evangelizing the world at home and abroad.”

Pastor Steel can be reached at the church (843) 849-6111 or email: ron@eastbridge.org

OUR STAFF

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Bill Harritt

Pastor of Family Ministries and Discipleship

Bill and Janet Harritt come to Eastbridge after five years of service in Durham, North Carolina. Bill served as the Pastor of Youth and Janet was the Nursery Director.  They have 2 children Janet and William. Bill is a native South Carolinian from Sumter and Janet is from Memphis, Tennessee. Bill graduated from USC and Janet from Depauw University in Indiana. Bill has spent several years in various states (CO, VA, AL) serving churches. He graduated from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis in 2012.

 
The Harritt’s are excited to help and serve the ministries of Eastbridge with their gifts. Their hope is to see children and students grow into lifelong followers of Christ and be partners in the gospel with the parents and members of Eastbridge.

Email: bill@eastbridge.org

 

 

Greg Ross

Director of Music and communications

Greg earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education after which he served 21 years in the U.S. Army Band both on active duty and in the South Carolina National Guard. He has played in a variety of settings and taught music in public and private schools before earning a Master of Arts in Worship from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. In addition to teaching youth in school Greg co-led the annual KBC All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra in Kentucky. His passion is encouraging and equipping others to use their gifts and talents for God’s glory. Greg and his wife Mary Lynn have been married for over 30 years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. Greg can be reached at the church (843) 849-6111 ext. 316
 

Email: greg@eastbridge.org

 
 

Kathleen Plesich

Financial Controller

Email: kathleen@eastbridge.org

 

Abbie Millard & Melissa Jackson

Administration

 Email: office@eastbridge.org

Elders

Ruling Elders are the men from among the Congregation who lead our church and who serve as spiritual overseers, or shepherds of the "flock". We call this ministry of the Gospel, in Word.

Ron Hemingway - Clerk

Rick Owens

RICK RAYBON

Rich Wylly - Director of youth

Not Currently Serving

Ken Haigh

Deacons

Deacons also lead, while their focus is the care of the physical needs of the Congregation and the church building. We call this the ministry of the Gospel, in Deed.

Frank Cothran- Chair

Tim Brett

BRAD CHUDAR

DAVID CLARK

Steve Houser

Jeff Ingham

Jim Pascutti

Murray Wood 

Not Currently Serving

JIM ABBOTT
JEFF HUTTO
NORM MOEBS
JEFF MYERS
RON NICKEL
JOHN WALDREN
STERLING WILLIAMS

OUR BELIEFS

  • We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
  • We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who, through His perfect life and sacrificial death, atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
  • We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people, not simply as individuals, but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
  • We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
  • We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

OUR MISSION and VISION

We serve a great and merciful God who bridged the great gulf that separated us from him. He is also breaking down walls that alienate us from one another.

As the bridges of Charleston link the various islands and peninsulas of our beautiful low country making us one community in our geography – we have been called to build spiritual and personal bridges of understanding and relationship with each other within our church and with others throughout our region and indeed the world.

We are EastBRIDGE. We exist to build connectedness and heal brokenness. As we do so, our Triune God becomes better known and honored. HIS bridge building passions were supremely demonstrated in sending his Son, our Savior, to cross the great divide between us and him created by our sin.

Therefore, in reliance upon his Holy Spirit, may our God, who unites us to himself, and to one another, be glorified by establishing these sturdy, durable connections we call, “Gospel bridges”, to each other. Our increasingly lonely, relationally desolate and dysfunctional world desperately needs to know and worship our blessed God. He pours his love and grace THROUGH us because he has gotten it TO us. So, come and join the community of bridge builders, and do your part in rolling back the estrangement that Christ is banishing and will one day completely banish from the earth.

OUR DENOMINATION

Eastbridge Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

The PCA has a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education. From its inception, the church has determined its purpose to be "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith and obedient to the Great Commission." The church was formed in 1973 and is made up of thousands of churches that are theologically  conservative and diverse in their expression.