Dr. Rob Burns was called to be the Senior Pastor of East Pointe Baptist Church in 2005. Rob grew up in River Ridge, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in marketing and was in sales work for seven years prior to entering New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained his Masters of Divinity degree. After pastoring for eleven years Rob completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Columbia Theological Seminary. Rob has been a pastor since 1989 and pastored churches in Belzoni, MS, Pearl, MS, and Denham Springs, LA, prior to being called to East Pointe.
Rob has been married to his wife Rhonda since August 1981. Rhonda is from Arcadia, LA, and teachers four-year-olds in the weekday preschool program at Faith Family Fellowship in Spanish Fort. They have two children. Their older son Robert, Jr., is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and recently completed four years with the US Army. He has accepted a job in Winchester, Viriginia, and will move there soon. Their younger son, Ryan, is a graduate of Auburn University, and is employed by Brasfield and Gorrie Construction Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Rob's hobbies include reading, running, and just hanging out at home.
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Youth and Discipleship Pastor
Jonathan Maddox began serving at East Pointe in April 2013. Jonathan is from the Red Oak community in rural Covington County, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Mobile in 2010, and from Luther Rice Seminary in 2012 with a Masters in Christian Studies.
Jonathan has been married to Hallie since 1999. On July 28, 2015, they became the parents of a beautiful baby girl, Maddie. They are also the "parents" of a dog named Josie. Jonathan's hobbies include watching football (Roll Tide!), eating, and riding roller coasters.
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Aaron Pouncey began serving at East Pointe in August 2016. Aaron is from Mobile, Alabama, and is married to Heidi Rene Pouncey. A May 2016 graduate of the University of Mobile, he received the Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Aaron was first tenor in the Voices of Mobile for two years. His hobbies include singing, teaching, watching movies, running, listening to music, acting.
Heidi graduated from the University of Mobile with a degree in music education, specializing in voice and piano. Her goal for the future is to have a private piano studio.
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