Supporting Evangelism

Supporting Evangelism

The Eastside congregation is very active in attempting to spread the Gospel throughout the world. Our former evangelist, Bob Buchanon, has made a number of trips to various places around the globe, bringing the good news of Jesus Christ. Our previous evangelist, Jason Longstreth, had also traveled to South Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Our current evangelists are Gary Kerr & Bob McPherson.

In addition, Eastside helps to support seven other men in the work of evangelism in the Unites States and five who are engaged in the work of evangelism abroad. We have included some information on each family we support.


Local Evangelists

Wiley Deason

    Working with us in Bowling Green

    Wiley and Mallory began working with the Eastside congregation in the Summer of 2024. Before moving to Bowling Green, Wiley worked as an evangelist in Florence, AL. The Deasons have three children: Liam, Nora, and Simon.


Bob McPherson

    Working with us in Bowling Green

    Bob and Marlene McPherson began working with us full-time on July 1, 2018. They have two sons, Zach and Andrew. Bob also serves the congregation as an elder.



Domestic Evangelists

Kris Brewer

    Working in Bozeman, MT

    Kris and Cynthia began working full-time with the church in Huntington, WV, in April, 2005. This work began in the fall of 2004. Prior to Huntington, Kris worked with the Daugherty Street congregation in Charleston, WV, from January 2000 through March 2005. Eastside began supporting Kris in this work in the fall of 2004. Kris presented a series of lessons on the "I Am" statements of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John for our 2007 VBS. Audio files and PowerPoint presentations from this series are available here. In July 2015, the Brewers moved to Bozeman, MT, in an attempt to plant a new work there.  They have been joined by Kris' youngest brother, Justin, and his family.  Kris and Cynthia have 4 children: Jacob Wade (February 2003), Skylar Ruth (August 2005), JonDavid Hunter (November 2007), and Shella-Marie Brooke (December 2017).


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David N. Bunting

Roger Hillis

Kenneth Holbrook

    Working in Wise, VA, and Goose Creek, KY

    Eastside began supporting Kenneth in his work in January 2023.

Chad Lynn

    Working in Huntington, WV

    Chad Lynn is a former Eastside member who began working full-time with the church in Huntington in January 2007.   Chad and Kris Brewer worked together in Huntington until the Brewers moved to Bozeman, MT, in July 2015. Chad was married to the former Laura Moore on June 9, 2007.  Chad and Laura have 3 children: Elaina Beth (July 2011), Levi Anthony (April 2013), and Amber Ruth (April 2015).



Tom Rainwater

    Working in Philadelphia, NY

    Tom began working with the Indian River church of Christ in Philadephia, NY, in 2023. Eastside began supporting Tom in his work in July 2023.


Ethan Riffle

Tim Struthers


International Evangelists

Robert Buchanan

    Working in South Africa

    We started our fellowship with Robert in July 1994. He was recommended by Paul Williams and has proved to be a level-headed, hard-working, dependable Christian. Robert and his wife Cheryl are a tremendous couple that have been an encouragement to the Christians in the South Africa area. Robert travels to several congregations in that region spreading the gospel.

    Rob was in Bowling Green and gave a report of his work in South Africa on August 9, 2015.  His presentation can be found here.

Stefano Corazza

    Working in Italy

    Our fellowship with Stefano began in November of 1986. He began preaching in 1980, when he and his wife, Antonella, started a new congregation in Udine. He successfully trained a young man to work with him as a gospel preacher and he then moved to start a new congregation at Monfalcone. At the end of January '90 he moved to Rome.

    Stefano was in Bowling Green and gave a report of his work in Rome on February 13, 2011.  His presentation can be found here.

    Stefano's web page is in Italian and is located at:

Joe Mannapperuma

    Working in Sri Lanka

    Eastside began supporting Joe in his work in 2022.

Daniel Sikat

    Working in the Philippines

    Eastside began supporting Daniel in his work in 2016. We previously supported Daniel's father, Eliseo, until his passing.


Mike Stephens

    Working in Canada

    Mike and Sherry are no strangers to us here at Eastside, since they worshipped with us while they were students at Western Kentucky University, located here in Bowling Green. We began helping in support of Mike when he began full time preaching back in January 1995.