Our Staff

Pastor - Rev. Dale Byrd
Phone: (704) 472-6276

Dale came to Eastside in November 2014 after 20+ years of youth ministry. Dale loves people and doesn't want one person to miss out on Eternity with Jesus. Dale is a transparent pastor that preaches the word of God in a simple straight forward way that everyone can understand. Dale sincerely cares about others and desires to be a blessing. Dale's partners in ministry are his wife Linda and his three children - Lydia, Hannah and Caleb. Dale loves and cherishes his wife and often says he "out punted his coverage" when he speaks of her. Linda is a gifted nurse, a committed and loving wife and mother, and a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Dale and Linda along with the kids love serving the Lord together and have fun doing it.
Music Director & Education Director Rev. Jeremy McSwain
Phone: (980)250-4888


We are honored to be serving at Eastside as Minister of Music/Education.  I am from the Shelby area and have worked and served in this region for most of my life at Boiling Springs Elementary and Crestview Baptist Church.  We have just returned after 7 years with the International Mission Board in Moscow, Russia.  We are excited about the plans God has for Eastside and look forward to watching Him work in our lives, our community, our country, and around the world.  My family - Deana, Kellan, and Ella are also excited to be a part of this church family!

Secretary - Pat Harrison


I came to Eastside in October 2008.   I believe God led me to Eastside. I am truly blessed to be a part of a loving and caring church. My husband is Dale.  We have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.



Director of Youth Ministry - 
Director of Children's Ministry - Jessica Melton
Phone: (704) 692-1895 



Jessica has been the Director of Children’s Ministry at Eastside since November 2011. Following her graduation from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education she has dedicated her life to sharing Jesus’ love with children and letting them know how much He wants to be a part of their lives.  Her church ministry is focused on leading children to develop and grow a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.   Jessica has enjoyed working with children for almost 20 years in the fields of education, social work, and church ministry.  She believes that children should have fun as they experience their Lord’s love through musicals, children’s drama programs, Christian camps, mission projects, and educational activities. Jessica‘s husband Everett is a partner in her children’s ministry by helping build stages, driving the children, and assisting in activities. She and Everett are the proud parents of four young children, Joshua, twins- Eric and Zackary, and Lilyana. She invites you and your children to become a part of our loving church and this vibrant children’s ministry.