Youth Pastor & Director of Christian Education
Brian Gawlak was born & raised in Connecticut. 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 graduated with a degree 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 know & feel the genuine love of God.
Brian is an avid basketball fan & loves anything to do with the sport – he coaches middle school basketball at North Shore Christian School in Lynn. His other hobbies include music, movies, 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 with Camp Fire, an after-school program for elementary age youth in Lynn. She also co-founded a theatre company known as The 5th Wall, putting up original, immersive shows a few times a year.
Brian became the Youth Pastor & Director of Christian Education at East Baptist Church in November 2010.