Meet Our Pastors

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Lead Pastor

I am blessed to be the husband of Carissa and the father of our 4 children. God graciously brought us to Engleside in 2005 right after I graduated from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. I love being a pastor to our church family and preaching the gospel. I am far from perfect but thankful that God is continuing to grow me through His Word. It is a sweet thing to be on a journey together as we seek to be more like Jesus Christ. In my down-time, I love to hang out with friends, go hunting, or cheer on my Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions.
Keith Paddock

Keith Paddock

Administrative Pastor

God led me to Engleside in 1992 after seven years of teaching music in a Christian school in central Illinois. He blessed my wife Paula and me with three daughters and eventually led me into school administration at ECS. I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership from Bob Jones University in 2012. I enjoy serving our student body and watching our students mature, ministering in music with my wife and leading adult Bible studies in church. I enjoy listening to classical music during my daily commute to school. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and playing Wordament!