Mission & Vision

"Go and make disciples..."
- Jesus in Matthew 18:19

The Mission

To advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ
by making disciples.

We do this through the purposeful stewardship of our resources, public worship of God including preaching of the Gospel according to the Scriptures, outreach and evangelism to our community and beyond, meaningful and deepening relationships within the fellowship, and intentional spiritual growth. 

The Vision

To see a church of faithful believers expressing fervent love within their spheres of influence by pursuing peace, justice, and mercy so that Lynn, the North Shore, and beyond will know and experience the saving and transformative love of the one true God

What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Statement of Faith

The following expresses our core beliefs and the doctrine that forms the foundation for all teaching, preaching and service in the church:
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19, John 10:30

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His current intercession for the saints, and in His personal return in power and glory.
John 1:1, Luke 1:26-38, John 3:16-17, Luke 24:51, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 9:28

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone.
Ephesians 2:8

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is sanctified and enabled to live a godly life.
John 14:26, John 16:13-15, Galatians 5:22-23    

We believe in the resurrection of both believers and nonbelievers; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of judgement.
Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11-15, Daniel 12:2, John 5:29

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 11:52, John 17:20-23 

Staff & Elders

Meet the team.

Kevin Adams

Senior Pastor
Kevin became the senior pastor in 2004 after being a pastor in Wales for 18 years. His interests include reading and church history. He is the author of the book and documentary "A Diary of Revival:The Outbreak of the 1904 Welsh Awakening" (2003), and he was also involved in "Welsh Awakenings: The Story of God's Work in Wales" (2023), a new documentary on Welsh revivals.

Brian Gawlak

Associate Pastor of Youth, Children, & Outreach
Brian's heart's desire is to "seek the kingdom of God above all else" (Matt 6:33) and to "do everything in love" (1 Cor 16:14). He is passionate about shepherding young people to the heart of God. Brian & his wife, Rachel, have 4 young children and live in Lynn, MA. His hobbies include fitness & nutrition, basketball, and punk rock music. Brian began serving at EBC in November of 2010.

Aaron Wardwell

Director of Music & Media
Aaron started at East Baptist Church in June 2021 as Interim worship leader. After a few months, he answered the call to stay at the church as Director of Music and Media. In addition to working at the church, he also works in the IT department at Gordon College. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, watching soccer games, writing songs, learning about plants, practicing organ, and spending time with his family and friends.

Sandy Rice

Office Administrator & Treasurer
Sandra – or “Sandy” – as she is known, has attended East Baptist Church for over thirty years. She currently serves as Church Treasurer, Office Administrator and is a member of the Leadership Board. Sandy began her journey of service over fifty years ago, teaching children’s’ Sunday School while she was still in high school herself.  In her spare time, she enjoys designing homemade greeting cards, as well as walks on the beach to search for sea glass.

Fred Gallo

Fred is a long-time member of EBC and - apart from his current role as elder - has also served as chair of the leadership board, member of the worship team, and as a member of the global missions team. Fred is the principal of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. His wife, Joan, and son, Fred Jr., are also teachers for the Lynn public school system.

Jim Clouser

Jim has attended East Baptist for about 15 years.  He has served in many roles in the church, from Elder to Stewardship Focus Leader, to “Mr. Fix-it.”  What drew Jim to the church was its international flavor, committed membership and its growing focus on outreach in our community and around the world.

Frank Roberts

Frank is the longest-standing member of the board of elders at East Baptist Church. He and his wife Barbara are anchors in the church and have demonstrated unwavering commitment to EBC and its ministry in Lynn.

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