Evangel’s Mission Statement:

Helping People Take Their Next Step In Christ!

Evangel’s Statement Of Faith


Evangel’s Vision Statement:

To Be A Church That Is: Grateful For, Growing In, and Generous With The Good News!

Evangel’s Staff

Senior Pastor Randy Brunko
Youth Pastor Toby Shope
Associate Pastor Jung Shin
Children’s Ministry Director Lynda Hawkins
Treasurer/Office Manager Laura Gilbert
Secretary Heather Strickland

Senior Pastor

Randy Brunko

Pastor Randy Brunko came to Evangel in 2002 after having served churches in Colorado Springs; Hayward, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in Red Wing, Minnesota, Randy grew up in Evergreen Park, Illinois. The son of a pastor, Randy is a graduate of Bethel College (1983) and Bethel Theological Seminary 1989 in St Paul, Minnesota. Pastor Randy and his wife Chris were married in 1990. They reside in Boardman with their three children, Ashley, Brett and Mitchell.


Youth Pastor

Toby Shope

Pastor Toby Shope enthusiastically joined the EBC staff in August 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in youth work and pastoral care, a creative approach to ministry, a passion for the redemptive and relational work of God through our lives, a love for the outdoors, and a notable collection of rhinos, Toby and his wife, Kristin, met at Camp Burton in 1991 where they both served on staff for several summers. They and their children, Carter and Jackson, are grateful to be a part of the Evangel family and the Boardman community.

Children’s Ministry Director

Lynda Hawkins

Lynda Hawkins has been working with children for many years, coordinating Vacation Bible School and other children’s event, even before coming on staff here at Evangel. She is a pre-school teacher here in Boardman and also has four children of her own — Erin, Rachel, Megan & Jacob. Lynda grew up attending Evangel and she and her husband, Kevin, have attended EBC for most of their married life.