STAFF

Our desire is to bring Worship to Jesus in all that we do. We have a desire to love the people on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, to see them come to a relationship with Jesus, grow in their faith and to serve their world. As a staff we are honored and privileged to be a part of such a great church! 

  • PASTOR DAVE FINLAY

    LEAD PASTOR - dave@eastonfirst.org

    Pastor Dave joined the staff at FWC in August of 2014. He completed his Bachelors degree at Kingswood University and his Masters degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. He desires for families to grow in their relationship with God and to connect with one another to make an impact for Jesus. Dave is originally from New Brunswick, Canada and loves to hang out with his wife Melinda and his Kids, Jacob, Juliana, Ty & Ethan. When he is not spending time with family he enjoys playing hockey, golf and working out at the gym. 

  • Jon Stephens

    Assistant Pastor - Jon@eastonfirst.org

    Pastor Jon joined the staff at FWC in July of 2017. He completed his undergraduate degree at Kingswood University and his Masters degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Jon has served in Canandaigua, New York; Zambia, Africa; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Fredericton, New Brunswick. He loves to learn more about God and grow with others in what it means to fully follow Jesus. Jon and his wife Erin have one daughter, Madeline. Some of Jon’s other passions include reading, running, basketball, and playing guitar

  • PASTOR MELINDA FINLAY

    Family  PASTOR - Melinda@eastonfirst.org

    Pastor Melinda joined the staff at FWC in August of 2014. She completed her Bachelors Degree at Kingswood University. She became an ordained minister in October of 2009. Melinda owned her own daycare for 5 years and then she taught Head Start for 2 years. She received her Child Development Associate degree in 2010. Melinda loves spending time with her husband Dave (Interim Pastor) and 4 children Jacob, Juliana, Ty, and Ethan. Some of Melinda’s favorite things to do are play volleyball, play piano, listen to music, and read. Melinda loves to see children and their families come to know who Jesus is and grow deeper in their relationship with him.

  • Dan Henderlong

    Creative Pastor - Dan@eastonfirst.org

    Dan joined the FWC staff in October 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Theology from Kingswood University. After graduation, Dan worked as a youth leader at two different churches before moving to FWC with his wife Brandi. Dan loves soccer, wings, board games, and exploring the world around him. He is passionate about teaching and sharing the truth of the gospel with people through discipleship, conversations, and music.

  • Brandi Henderlong

    Youth Director - Brandi@eastonfirst.org

    Brandi Henderlong joined the staff at FWC in October 2016. Brandi graduated with an Associates degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University. After graduating she married Dan Henderlong and enjoys spending her free time seeking adventure with him. She also enjoys riding horses, reading, and spending time on the beach. Brandi is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus Christ. She has a huge heart for teenagers and young adults and strives to come alongside them and help to deepen their relationship with Jesus.

  • MARY GAMBLE

    OFFICE MANAGER - fwchurch@goeaston.net

    Mary Gamble has been a member of FWC for 17 years and is in her 10th year of working in the church office. Mary grew up in Salisbury and then attended Towson University where she met and married her husband Joe. They have been married for 27 years. Mary worked as an English teacher for 7 years and then "retired" from teaching so that she could stay home and raise their 4 children: Josh - 26, Allie - 24, Andrew - 22, and Paige - 20. Mary LOVES being a mom and enjoys traveling, reading, jigsaw puzzles, scrapbooking, their 3 dogs and the beach!  


  • Amanda Kaczynski

    OFFICE ASSISTANT

    Amanda Kaczynski joined the staff at FWC in January of 2016.  She has been attending our church since May of 2015.  She enjoys working part time in the church office after being a stay at home mom for 7 years.  Amanda loves spending time with her husband Matt and three daughters; Kylie, Alyssa, and Abby.  She also enjoys music, being with friends, and the beach.