East Coast Christian Center is a vibrant community of believers who love to abandon themselves to worshiping God with sincere passion coupled with real reverence. We have been gifted with a diverse array of anointed worshippers who stand on the front lines and lead us in offering our praises and adoring our Father as we “make His praise glorious.” (Psalm 66:2)
The Worship Team
Lead Worship Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris’s distinct whistle caught the ear of Senior Pastor Dan Stallbaum when Chris was only 13 years old, and Dan knew then that ECCC’s future worship leader was somewhere inside that talented young teenager. Fast forward several years to May 2002, when Chris, by then the worship leader for TNT’s youth band, stepped into leadership as the worship pastor for ECCC. A Psalmist in the truest sense of the word, his passion is for people to experience God’s glory, to catch a glimpse of His beauty and goodness through worship. He is thankful that his pastors pushed him out of his musical comfort zone to pastoring and teaching. Along with the ECCC worship team and band, he released ECCC’s first live worship album in November 2012, “This is Love.” He loves people, and serves as a mentor to others, helping them walk in their calling as musicians and songwriters. Chris is also a Morning Breath co-host and a graduate of Life Christian University. Chris and his wife, Leigh Ann, have one son, Aden, and two daughters, Kerrigan and Hannah. Family time is tops on his list, including Wii with his kids and dates with his wife. Other hobbies include working out, whistling, beat-boxing, and just making noise in general.
Staff Worship Leader & Ministry Assistant - Avenue Worship Center & The Mezzanine Young Adult Church - email@example.com
Vocalist and keyboardist Amanda Walker plays a lead role on both the Mezzanine Young Adult Church and Parkway Worship Center teams. This singer-songwriter has several songs on the Mezzanine’s full-length recording project, Come Away, released in the fall of 2009. She was also a part of ECCC’s live worship album, “This is Love,” released in November 2012. She feels blessed to be able to work with leaders who have a passion and zeal for the things of God, and is excited to see what opportunities may arise from that project. Amanda spends her spare time writing worship songs, experimenting with hair styles and color, and hanging out with friends.
Staff Worship Leader - Viera Campus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Walling has been leading worship in various capacities at ECCC since 2001. This singer-songwriter led the Mezzanine band for years, writing many of the songs on the Mezzanine’s full-length recording project Come Away, released in the fall of 2009. He is also a part of ECCC’s live worship album, “This is Love,” released in November 2012. Jon also led the weekly acoustic service at the Avenue Worship Center during it’s launch. He is now a part of ECCC’s video campus, leading worship in the Carmike Cinemas in the Avenue Viera. A connoisseur of the cinematic and culinary arts in his free time, Jon is also a firm supporter of and participant in activities relating to our second amendment rights.
Volunteer Worship Leader / Vocal Director — All Teams - email@example.com
Beverly and her family joined ECCC in 1993 and the rest, as they say, is history. A long-time member of the worship ministry leadership, Bev leads on a regular basis and serves as the vocal director. A favorite part of leadership for her is encouraging others to stand firm and fulfill their purpose in Christ. Bev has been married to her sweetheart, Chris, for over thirty years, still calling him “the most awesome man who ever walked this earth except for Jesus!” Family time is loud and lively with their five grown children - Chris, Jr., Atasha, Andrea, Ariana, and Arica - and five grandkids (Adriana, Gavin, Chris III, and twins Noelle and Nevaeh).