I was born early Easter Sunday morning, the baby boy of five sons born to Donald and Patricia East. I grew up in the small town of Monticello, Kentucky near beautiful Lake Cumberland and was saved as a child while attending Newton Baptist Church under the preaching ministry of Brother Clarence Worley, a very good man.
My young family was split early by divorce, and sadly, I did not grow up with the proper perspective of God as being a “loving heavenly Father”. I didn’t come to the proper understanding of the character of God until after I had surrendered to preach the Gospel and was completing my Seminary studies at the Cumberland Baptist Institute. It was only then I came to experience God as the Exodus 34 kind of Father, which has made all the difference in my life and ministry.
I have been blessed to enjoy serving my country in the military, marriage to a loving wife, raising a son and pastoring at Fairhaven. My life is very full as my cup overflows!