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Kevin Lott - pastor, elder

Kevin and Jennifer (Jenn) married in 2004 and have 4 awesome children (Kate, Graham, Hollis, and Maddox).  Kevin graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2003 and Southeastern Seminary in 2009.  He served as a student pastor for almost 14 years in churches across South Carolina, where he was also very involved in leading small groups and helping churches develop missions partnerships across the US and the world.  Kevin loves anything outdoors, especially hiking and mountain biking.  When not outdoors you can typically find him sipping coffee and making lame jokes that no one else gets.


Polly Hardin - Team Member

Polly's primary role with EBC will be to capture stories of God's grace through her gift of photography and help coordinate our volunteer teams.  Born and raised in South Carolina, Polly moved even deeper south to Savannah, GA to pursue photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, while also dabbling in a few Bible classes along the way.  When she's not snapping pictures, Polly enjoys studying the Bible, theology, and philosophy.  She desires to glorify God with her creative endeavors alongside serving and loving the people of Portland.  Polly loves a well-designed backpack, a hot cup of black coffee, and a pair of dirty hiking boots. Everything that involves a boulder or mountain, count her in.

Patrick Grant - pastor, elder

Patrick and Jennifer were married in 2007 and have 6 incredible children (Jesse, Riley, Kyler, Jacob, Michael, and Taegan).  Patrick graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Construction Management and attends Southeastern Seminary, getting a degree in North American Church Planting.  He has served in the local church as a small group coach and teacher.  Patrick loves the outdoors and spending time with his family.  He also has a slight (ok, major) addiction with old cars and hot rods.