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WELCOME TO EAST END
 
We are a body of believers committed to worshiping and serving the Lord.
 
The mission of East End Baptist Church is to minister to you and your loved ones and to help strengthen your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are a body of believers committed to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ. As a  Baptist Church, we join with likeminded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world
 
Our slogan, “Reaching People, Teaching People, Ministering to People,” is more than just a phrase. We hope that it gives you insight into just who we are. Christ reached out to people of all ages and backgrounds and at our church we desire to do the same. That is why here you will discover ministries geared to various life stages and needs. That is why we have a place for everyone to study the scriptures, fellowship together, and minster to others through numerous service opportunities. We want  you to be a part of the blessings of God in the life of our church.

CHURCH STAFF

Byron Benson, Pastor

Byron and his wife, Melanie, came to East End in July, 2017 after serving in music ministry for thirteen years.  He has been involved in and led various ministries over the past eighteen years. He is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and Christian Ministry at Liberty University. Byron was ordained to the gospel ministry by New Salem Baptist Church in 2011. He and Melanie live in Caledonia with their two beautiful daughters, Claire (age 15) and Lily (age 8). 

 
 
Josh Tilley, Minister of Music

Josh began his walk with Christ at the young age of twelve when He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  He was baptized at his home church, Ethelsville Baptist Church, in Pickens County, AL.  Josh and his family are a wonderful testimony of the faithfulness of God.  

Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in Agricultural Engineering, Technology, and Business.  He is currently employed by the United States Department of Agriculture in the Columbus, MS field office.  Josh and His wife, Maeghan, have been married for eight years.  They live in Steens, MS with their two handsome sons, Hardy (3 years old) and Hayden (18 months old).

 

Taylor Chisolm
 
Taylor Chisolm surrendered his life to Christ at the age of seventeen.  He was baptized in 2009. He was licensed for gospel ministry by East End Baptist Church in June of 2017.  He has served East End in various capacities including Sunday School teacher, youth committee member, and volunteer youth minister. 
 
Taylor works at Franklin Telephone Company in Artesia, Ms.  He is currently working on a Certificate of Christian Ministry at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension center of First Baptist Church Starkville, Ms.  He is also enrolled at Leavell College where he will soon begin work on a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry.  Taylor and his wife, Alisha, have been married for six years. They live in Caledonia, MS with their two handsome boys, Grayson and Bryce. 

 

Christie Tyndall, Ministry Assistant
 
Christie was raised in Ellisville, Mississippi. She received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She has been in the ministry since 1996 as a ministry assistant. She began her ministry at East End in October 2015. She has been married to her husband, Lawrence, since 1997. She is also a proud Nana to two precious boys. Her hobbies include reading,  Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, card making and music.
 
Daphne Bordelon, Preschool Director
I was born and raised in Columbus and was saved during Vacation Bible School at East End when I was 10 years old. I have a BS degree in Child Development and Family Living and a Masters degree in Reading/Literacy from Mississippi University for Women and am a National Board Certified Teacher/Early Childhood Generalist. I retired from teaching full time after 28 years and now teach part time. My husband Al and I have been married for almost 36 years and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I have been the Preschool Director at East End since 2011. I enjoy reading, trying new recipes and traveling to new places.
Mac Pace, Senior Adult Ministry Leader
Heather Dees, Summer Children’s Director
 

Church Staff 

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Byron Benson
Pastor
 
Byron and his wife, Melanie, came to East End in July, 2017 after serving in music ministry for thirteen years.  He has been involved in and led various ministries over the past eighteen years. He is currently working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and Christian Ministry at Liberty University. Byron was ordained to the gospel ministry by New Salem Baptist Church in 2011. He and Melanie live in Caledonia with their two beautiful daughters, Claire (age 15) and Lily (age 8). 
Josh Tilley & family
 
Josh Tilley
Minister of Music
 
Josh began his walk with Christ at the young age of twelve when He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.  He was baptized at his home church, Ethelsville Baptist Church, in Pickens County, AL.  Josh and his family are a wonderful testimony of the faithfulness of God.  Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in Agricultural Engineering, Technology, and Business.  He is currently employed by the United States Department of Agriculture in the Columbus, MS field office.  Josh and His wife, Maeghan, have been married for eight years.  They live in Steens, MS with their two handsome sons, Hardy (3 years old) and Hayden (18 months old).
 
Taylor Chisolm & family
 
Taylor Chisolm
Youth Minister
 
Taylor Chisolm surrendered his life to Christ at the age of seventeen.  He was baptized in 2009. He was licensed for gospel ministry by East End Baptist Church in June of 2017.  He has served East End in various capacities including Sunday School teacher, youth committee member, and volunteer youth minister. 

 Taylor works at Franklin Telephone Company in Artesia, Ms.  He is currently working on a Certificate of Christian Ministry at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension center of First Baptist Church Starkville, Ms.  He is also enrolled at Leavell College where he will soon begin work on a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry.  Taylor and his wife, Alisha, have been married for six years. They live in Caledonia, MS with their two handsome boys, Grayson and Bryce. 

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Christie Tyndall
Ministry Assistant

Christie was raised in Ellisville, Mississippi. She received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She has been in the ministry since 1996 as a ministry assistant. She began her ministry at East End in October 2015. She has been married to her husband, Lawrence, since 1997. She is also a proud Nana to two precious boys. Her hobbies include reading,  Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, card making and music.

Daphne Bordelon
 
Daphne Bordelon
Preschool Director
 
Daphne was born and raised in Columbus and was saved during Vacation Bible School at East End when she was 10 years old. She have a BS degree in Child Development and Family Living and a Masters degree in Reading/Literacy from Mississippi University for Women and am a National Board Certified Teacher/Early Childhood Generalist. Daphne retired from teaching full time after 28 years and now teach part time. My husband Al and I have been married for almost 36 years and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. I have been the Preschool Director at East End since 2011. I enjoy reading, trying new recipes and traveling to new places.
 
Heather Dees
Summer Children’s Director
 
 
 
 
Mac Pace
Senior Adult Ministry Director
 
 
Sundays
9:15 AM  Sunday School
10:30 AM  Morning Worship
5:00 PM  Evening Worship followed by Discipleship Training,
               Mission Friends & GAs
6:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
 
Wednesdays
5:30 PM Youth Praise Band Practice
6:30 PM Children’s Choirs (Sept. – May)
6:30 PM Youth Worship
6:30 PM Prayer Service/Bible Study
 

Contact Us

East End Baptist Church
380 Hwy. 50 W
P.O. Box 8480
Columbus, Mississippi 39705
 
Phone: 662-328-5915
 
Fax: 662-328-2570
 
Email: office@eastendbc.org

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