Jason Payne

Lead pastor

Jason and his family moved to Elizabethton in April 2019.  He has over ten years of ministry experience and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Moody Theological Seminary (Chicago).  Jason and his wife, Corey, have three kids.  He loves spending time with the family, rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats and hiking the East Tennessee mountains.


Email: jason.erpcc@gmail.com

Jenni Duran

children's Director

Jenni has been serving in children’s and student ministry for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology from Milligan University. Jenni also has a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership from Milligan University. She is organized, visionary and godly.


Email: jenni.erpcc@gmail.com

Matthew bunton

Student director

Matthew has been serving in student ministry for several years and is currently studying for his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies at Liberty University online. He has a passion to teach and disciple students in the Word. He is ambitious, gifted and godly.


Email: matthew.erpcc@gmail.com

Isaac Johnson

Worship Leader

Isaac is an Elizabethton native and grew up at East River Park. He joined the team in September 2020. Isaac is currently studying at Liberty University with a focus in worship ministries. His gifts in singing and guitar/piano help lead the congregation in Christ-exalting worship. Isaac enjoys listening to music, playing sports and cheering on the Miami Heat.


Email: isaac.erpcc@gmail.com

Bo McGee

Tech Director

Bo and his family joined East River Park in 2009.  He has a tremendous passion for tech in worship and loves leading our congregation. Bo is married to his wife Kylie and together they have three daughters. Bo likes to cheer for his daughters on the basketball court, play guitar, and spend time with friends.


Email: bo.erpcc@gmail.com

Mary Anne Key

Office Secretary

Mary Ann joined our team in February 2019.  She studied at Johnson University and holds a Bachelors in Bible and Elementary Education.  Mary Ann is married to her husband Greg Key (minister at Westside Christian) and together they have two grown children. Mary Ann enjoys reading, baking and decorating cakes, and spending time with family.


Email: office@eastriverpark.church

Current Elders at erpcc

Justin Stauffer (Chairman)


Dwayne Taylor


Mark Duty


Chris Fortner


Jason Payne

Current deacons at erpcc

Jamie Jones


TJ Crowe


Bryan Brewer