About Us

What are we about

Eastside Baptist Church was formed in 1984 just on the outskirts of Vernon, Florida.
The church has always been known for discipling and building relationships.
For our statement of faith go to:  www.sbc.net/aboutus/basicbeliefs.asp

Please meet our leadership…

Our Pastor:
Johnathan Taylor

Johnathan and Cheryl Taylor

Johnathan is a lifelong resident of Washington County and a 1991 graduate of Vernon High School.  In the spring of 1992 Johnathan accepted Jesus Christ right here at East Side and was baptized in the church shortly after.
In October 2014 Johnathan, his wife – Cheryl, and their two children – Ethan and Sarah, returned to East Side Baptist Church to assume Gods call to pastor this thriving congregation.

Our Minister of Music and Sunday School Teacher:

Michael Brock

Michael Brock

Michael is a lifelong resident of Vernon with over 30 years as a teacher in the Washington County School system.  He is affectionately known as Mr. Brock by all his former students.  He is also the director of our MOE (Men of Eastside) ministry and teaches the youth Sunday school class.

Our Pianist:
Tenille Brock-Fielding

Tenille Fielding

Tenille is a lifelong resident of Washington County and a 1994 graduate of Vernon High School.  The pastor likes to brag to people about her having one of the most beautiful voices he has ever heard.  Tenille is also very active in the Baptist Women’s ministry and helps teach the adult Sunday School.

Our Deacons:

Larry Bland
Larry Bland

Michael Brock
Michael Brock

Robert Moreland










Our Teachers:

Connie Bland (with one of her students – Isaiah Ortiz) teaches Children’s Church.
Connie and Isaiah

Shelley Adams and Tenille Brock teaches Adult Sunday School.
Shelley and Tenille

Michael Brock (this guy does a lot for the church – he teaches Christians in Action (CIA) youth group as well too!
Michael Brock

Peggy Adams teaches Adult Sunday School.
Peggy Adams

These people bring selfless dedication to the church and we are so blessed to have them.

We hope you will come, visit us, and make Eastside Baptist Church of Vernon your church home.

1 Corinthians 7:22 (KJV)
22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.


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