Meet the Stallbaums

In 1992, Dan Stallbaum began leading East Coast Christian Center. Under his leadership, the church grew from a 275-seat auditorium in a revamped cinema to a multi-campus church with multiple, thriving campuses and ministries. He served as Lead Pastor for 29 years, and in 2021, he entrusted the leadership of the church to his son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Matt and Jessica. Dan continues to serve East Coast as Founding and Executive Pastor, frequently teaching at services and assisting the leadership team with decisions.

Pastor Dan received his Doctorate of Theology from East Coast Christian University, and he and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and ten grandchildren.

Pastor Dan’s messages deliver Biblical truths in sensible, down-to-earth terms that quickly translate to everyday life.

His solid teaching and transparent leadership style equip people to live a balanced, Spirit-filled life in the real world.

Pastor Dan is the visionary behind Morning Breath, a drive-time devotional podcast and radio program.
He also oversees East Coast Christian University, East Coast’s accredited Christian university.