Mark Matson

Interim Minister

Dr. Matson began serving our congregation in September 2018.  He is the Associate Professor of Bible at Milligan College.  He has decades of experience teaching, writing, and working with churches.  Mark preaches most Sundays, leads our Adult Wednesday Night Bible Study class, and works with the Elders to shepherd the congregation.


Derek Woodward

Associate & Youth Pastor

Derek came to East River Park in October 2008.  He has over 13 years of youth ministry experience.  Derek has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University (2006).  He is married to his lovely wife Nataly and together they have one son.  Derek enjoys coffee, reading, and family time. 


Bo McGee

Worship Director

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


Kirk Wright

Children's Director

Kirk is a full-time student at Milligan and is working hard to earn a ministry degree.  He is from Elizabethton and graduated from our own youth ministry a few years ago.  Kirk loves people and is passionate about helping people, especially kids, grow in their faith.  In his free time Kirk likes to hang out with friends, play video games, and spend time with his fiance Kendra.

Email:  Coming Soon

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. In her free time, Mary Ann enjoys reading, baking and decorating cakes, and spending time with family.