Ministry Staff

Pastor Randy Brunko

Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy Brunko is in his 23rd 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, a daughter in law and granddaughter, Ashley, Brett, Mitchell and his wife Mackenzie and their daughter Eleanor.

Pastor Jung Shin

Associate Pastor

Hi friends! My name is Jung and I currently serve as an associate Pastor here at Evangel. I was born and raised in South Korea until I was 8 years old and then our family moved to a small country in South America called Suriname. I moved to the United States in 2009 to attend Covenant College. I met my wonderful and beautiful wife in college who also grew up overseas as a missionary kid in Honduras. Our hearts aligned in wanting to pursue missions and ministry together.

In 2015, I began work on my Master's degree in preaching and teaching Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Our time there affirmed God's calling on our lives- loving people and teaching and communicating God's word to people from all nations! After obtaining my degree, we moved to Youngstown in 2017 and I started to serve on staff at Evangel.

Currently, my role consists of leading worship on Sundays, pastoring youth and young adults, and discipling people wherever I can! I love my church and I love what God is doing at Evangel. I also love meeting college students from all around the world.

If you were to ask me who my hero is, without a doubt it would be Cate Shin. We have four wonderful children - Sohee, Deasung, Yoonsung and Hasung. They love playing with other kids, reading books, wrestling, and playing outside.

Lynda Hakwins

Childrens Director

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 has four children of her own — Erin, Rachel, Megan & Jacob and two grandchildren, Cordez and Carmela. Lynda grew up attending Evangel and she and her husband, Kevin, have attended EBC for most of their married life.

Office Staff

Laura Gilbert

Office Manager / Treasurer

Audrey Ohl

Secretary / Office Assistant

Tim Nelson

Church Administrator

Upcoming Events


08 June
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prayer Walk

09 June
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunday Bible Classes for all ages

09 June
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sunday Worship Service

15 June
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Positive Impact Food Pantry

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