Our Pastor And Staff

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Daniel Barnes, Pastor

Dan & Dalisa Barnes, Ashley & Lauren

The Lord directed Dan Barnes to be the Senior Pastor of Eastgate in October of 2014 after serving 20 years as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Nicholasville, KY. Eastgate is experiencing a revitalizing work of God in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dan and Dalisa are blessed to be serving the Lord with their two children—Ashley, 21, and Lauren, 19. Ashley and Lauren are both in Bible College. The family enjoy helping others find God’s place for them, family time, and exciting new family adventures.

Dan is a down-to-earth Bible teacher and preacher, and is an encourager of others.

 Feel free to personally contact Dan: DanBarnes@Reagan.com


Douglas A Kossel (Ph.D.), Associate Pastor

Dr. Kossel came to Eastgate Baptist in 2013 to help Pastor Bill Boyd, our former pastor who had to retire for health reasons.  Dr. Kossel has held various positions with churches, Bible institute's/colleges and ministries since the late 70's.  He has also been active in Bible publishing and distribution for almost 40 years.

He is a former Army officer and helicopter pilot and owns his own business that helps him in supplementing his ministry income.

Over the years he has developed Bible Institute curriculum that has been used here in the US and on the mission field.  The curriculum is now being loaded into a Learning Management System for anyone to be able to access. You can review the available courses at www.BISOS.org

 He is married to Diane, his wife of 44+ years and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.