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Pastor Gary is the senior pastor of Eastside Community Church. He came to Eastside in 2011 and is passionate about people’s lives being radically changed by the message of Jesus Christ. Before moving to Muskogee to pastor Eastside, he served for 17 years as a youth pastor at churches in Ohio and Oklahoma. He and his wife Rebecca live in Muskogee with their three daughters, & two dogs. Pastor Gary has a degree in Pastoral Ministries and Bible from Mid-America Christian University.
I’d like to invite you to join us this weekend as help people live BIG lives for Jesus.
We love you already!
What to Expect
Whether you have been around church your entire life or this is your first time, Eastside Community Church has something for you. We hope you will take the next step and join us on Sunday morning. Visiting a new church can be overwhelming so let us walk through that process with you. From an upfront parking space, a friendly face greeting you at the door, kids’ church, and an opportunity to meet one of our staff, we’ll be there with you every step of the way! We even have a special gift just for you.
COME AS YOU ARE
At Eastside there is no dress code. You’ll see some people in suits and others in jeans and a t-shirt. Wear whatever makes you comfortable!
BRING THE KIDS!
EKIDZ is available for children birth – 4th grade. Our goal each and every weekend is to help you ensure that your child grows into the person that Jesus created them to be. EKIDZ is available during each worship service so you can enjoy a great service knowing your child is being loved and nurtured!
Join us at 9am every Sunday for breakfast on us. We offer a free breakfast in our "big room" before our service which will help get your day started before our main worship service. On Wednesdays at 7pm we have Family Night. We offer something for every age group during our Wednesday night gathering. The first Wednesday of every month we eat together beginning at 6pm, and then go into the sanctuary at 7pm and gather as one big family.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have questions about ECC? Here's some of the most common ones. If we didn't answer yours, we'd love to help you! Shoot us a message on our Contact page or give us a call.
On Sunday Mornings our Java Cafe is open at 9:00am for breakfast. Service starts at 10:00am in the sanctuary. We suggest you get here a little bit earlier than that so you can pick your seat and get acclimated to the church.
Eastside Community Church is located at:
500 E Peak Blvd
Muskogee, OK 74403
When we ask guests what their first experience at Eastside was like, they usually comment about how surprised they were that everyone was so friendly and how many people they already knew. We believe you’ll experience a great worship service, hear a practical message, be greeted by friendly people, grow closer to God, and find a church family that is with you for life. Service normally lasts an hour and fifteen minutes.
What do most people wear when they go to an ECC service?
Typically, you’ll find many different styles, from jeans to dress slacks. The most important thing is that we want you to feel comfortable. What you wear doesn’t matter to God, and it doesn’t to us either!
Yes, Eastside is non-denominational, but we are affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. For more about our history and beliefs, we encourage you to take the next Welcome to Eastside class.
We love kids at Eastside. We have Children’s Service available for kids ages 5-12. There is also a nice, clean, well-stocked nursery for kids up to 4 years of age. You can locate all of our children’s areas by following the light blue walls on each side of our building.
Eastside Youth meets meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Youth are encouraged to come as early as 6:45pm for student hang time. Wednesdays include free pizza, games and a lesson taught by our youth ministry team. At various times throughout the year our students attend summer camps, state youth conventions, and plan other activities.
We invite you to visit our Welcome center. There, you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about Eastside, ask questions, and explore the different opportunities to connect with more people just like you, and even make some new friends. Make sure to drop off your connection card and pick up your free gift.
The only contact you’ll receive is a letter/email, and a call (just in case you have some questions). After the second and third visit, we’ll call to see if we could help you find a class or community group and to invite you to the next “Welcome to Eastside” class with our Senior Pastor and learn more about the history and beliefs of Eastside.
We believe that following Jesus is a journey. Here at ECC we have many opportunities for you to learn and grow in your walk with the Lord. Here are our recommendations for your next steps. Click on the next steps link to learn more and if you have any questions please contact Paula Robison, Assistant to the Senior Pastor, with any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-687-6790. We can’t wait to take that next step with you.