East Baptist Church

Brian Gawlak

Youth Pastor & Director of Christian Education

Brian & RachelBrian Gawlak was born in Stamford, CT and grew up in Shelton, CT. After growing up in a Christ-centered home, serving as a core member of his youth group, and graduating with high honors from Christian Heritage School, Brian attended Gordon College in Wenham, MA where he double-majored in Christian Ministries (Youth Ministry Concentration) and Biblical & Theological Studies. Before coming to East Baptist Church, Brian served as the Interim Youth Pastor for Grace Fellowship Church in Danvers, MA. Brian has a passion for youth ministry and a heartfelt desire for the youth of today to feel the genuine love of God.

Brian is an avid basketball fan & loves anything to do with the sport – including playing, coaching, studying & watching. His other hobbies include playing, writing, & listening to music, watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with his brother, and staying up really late.

On, July 17th, 2011, Brian married his wife, Rachel (pictured with him) – an English Literature & Theater Arts graduate of Gordon College. Rachel works at a consulting firm in Cambridge & recently co-founded a non-profit theatre company known as The 5th Wall.

Brian became the Youth Pastor & Director of Christian Education at East Baptist Church in November 2010.

E-mail: brian@eastbaptist.org