Pastors & Staff

Jonathan Kyle

Lead Pastor

Jonathan serves as the Lead Pastor at Eastanallee Baptist Church. He graduated with his Master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and he has been serving in the ministry for over 20 years. Jonathan served as the Student Pastor at Birchwood Baptist Church for nearly 6 years before being called to Candies Creek Baptist Church where he has served for 13 years. Initially called as the Student Pastor, the church recognized the gifting of God on his life as a pastor and made him the Co-Pastor in which he served for three years. He stepped into the role as Lead Pastor at Eastanallee in February of 2024.

Jonathan is married to his wife of 18 years, Amanda. Together they have four kids; Corban, Jadon, Kyson, and Livia. They are both lifelong residents of Bradley County. He loves his family and being involved in their lives. He is convicted that he is the primary disciple-maker of his home and seeks to infuse the Word of God in every aspect of life with them. Jonathan enjoys sports, running, writing music, singing, preaching, teaching, and being outdoors hiking or hunting.

Josh Simpson

Student Pastor

Josh serves as the Student Pastor at Eastanallee Baptist Church. He previously served in the Student Ministry as a leader before stepping in and leading the College Ministry for 2 years before transitioning in as the Student Pastor in 2018. Josh received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in Youth Ministry from Piedmont International University.

Josh has grown up in Athens and loves small town living. He also enjoys hunting, movies, and LSU football. He has been married to Ramie since June of 2011 and they have 3 amazing children; Noah, Naomi, and Niam who they love dearly.