Pastors & Staff

Rob Burns

Senior Pastor

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's hobbies include reading, running, and just hanging out at home.

Jonathan Maddox

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 good old dog, Josie. Jonathan's hobbies include watching football (Roll Tide!), eating, and riding roller coasters.