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@eastriverpark.church

Mary Felty


Mary is a graduate for Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Religious Studies. Mary has a passion to see men and women grow in their knowledge of the Word. She oversees all small groups, study groups and faithfully leads the women’s ministry.

Email: mary@eastriverpark.church

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.


Matthew bunton

Student PASTOR

Matthew has been serving in student ministry for several years and is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s of Religion in Biblical and Theological Studies. He has a passion to teach and disciple students in the Word. He is ambitious, gifted and godly.

Email: matthew@eastriverpark.church

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@eastriverpark.church

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 (Elder Chairman)

  • Jason baker

  • MarK Duty

  • Chris fortner

  • Jason Payne

Current deacons at erpcc

  • Jamie Jones (Deacon Chairman)

  • Derek Kolich

  • Bryan Brewer

CUrrent treasurers at erpcc

  • Rick gray

  • Bryan White