Evangel’s Mission Statement:

Helping People Take Their Next Step In Christ!

Evangel’s Statement Of Faith


Evangel’s Vision Statement:

Connected to Christ and each other, strengthened to serve and to share!
Senior Pastor Randy Brunko
Associate Pastor – Youth/Family Ministry Jung Shin
Church Administrator Tim Nelson
Children’s Ministry Director Lynda Hawkins
Treasurer/Office Manager Laura Gilbert
Secretary Christy Fowler

Senior Pastor

Randy Brunko

Pastor Randy Brunko is in his 19th year of being Senior Pastor of Evangel 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 and have three grown children and a daughter in law, Ashley, Brett, Mitchell and his wife Mackenzie.
Associate Pastor – Youth/Family Ministry
Junghoon Shin (Jung)
Jung Joined the staff at EBC in 2017 after interning here the previous summer. He and his wife Cate, their daughter and son,  Sohee, and Dez, are wonderful additions to our church. Jung is passionate about building relationships with others in our church and community, discipleship, worship, and also enjoys super-hero action figures and soccer!

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.

Church Administrator

Tim Nelson

Tim has been a member of Evangel since 1998, when he and his family moved to Poland, OH. While attending Evangel Tim has served on the Deacon Board and the Leadership, Stewardship, and Trustee Teams. Tim has also been part of three amazing short-term missions trips with others from Evangel to work alongside some of our church supported missionaries. After retiring from a 36-year career in Healthcare Administration, Tim is living out his retirement dream working part time as Church Administrator. Tim and his wife Dorothy have three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. When not at church, Tim enjoys running, his other seasonal part time job with the Cleveland Indians, and trips to South Carolina to visit those grandchildren.