Gene was born and raised in Georgia. He holds a Bachelors from William and Mary in Religion and Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School. He entered the ministry in 2007. Before coming to Eastmont in 2013, Gene previously served at First Baptist Chalkville in Birmingham, Al. Gene and his wife Melissa married in 2007 and have 3 children. Gene’s passion is to see college students embrace the calling God’s placed upon their lives in proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Outside of his time at church, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and all things Georgia.
Cleve was raised in Prattville, Alabama. He holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from Troy University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He entered the ministry in 2004 while attending college in Troy. Before joining Eastmont in 2016, he served as a student pastor and music minister in Chilton County. Cleve and his wife, Jenny, were married in 2009. They have two sons, Jackson (2012) and Davis (2015). Cleve has a passion for teaching the Word of God with relevancy in order to encourage individuals to know Christ and find their place in Christ’s church. Cleve is a fan of Alabama football and Braves baseball. He also loves to play golf when he can!
Billy was raised in Montgomery, Alabama and is a graduate of Troy State University. He entered the ministry in 2007 after retiring from Steris Corp. where was a machinist for 26+ years. Billy and his wife, Debbie, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Billy desires that regardless of the season of life any adult is in, for them to find the plan and a purpose that God has for them to help their community to see and feel the love that Christ has for us. Outside of his work at the church, you’ll find Billy fishing or working on old cars.
Lance graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (voice). The son of a pastor, he has been in ministry his entire life but has served as Minister Of Music & Worship for the past 20 years. The love of his life, best friend and beautiful bride is Sonya Maddox. They were married in 2003 and have 3 wonderful and unique children. Lance’s passion is for Eastmont Baptist Church to lead the world in the worship of Jesus Christ, our Lord. He wants us to point in His direction with all that we are and by example, provoke others to follow Him. Lance is a band nerd for life…Over the years, he has collected a large number of instruments that he uses for learning, teaching, and leading worship.
Eddy Williams is a native of Montgomery. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama, a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Music Education from Troy State University. Eddy was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by Dalraida Baptist Church, in 1985 and has since served in both full-time and part-time ministry. Prior to Eastmont, Eddy served as Interim Minister of Music for Taylor Road Baptist Church in Montgomery. Married for 46 years to Pam Poole Williams, they have two children (Chris and Danielle) and three grandchildren (Evelyn, Caitlyn, and Charlie). In addition to spoiling the “kiddos,” Eddy enjoys playing golf and cheering for his alma mater, the University of Alabama. He also enjoys arranging and orchestrating music and is a performing member of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.