Pastors Matt and Jessica Stallbaum
Matt Stallbaum has served East Coast Christian Center for most of his life, and in 2021 he became Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Jessica, co-lead the church. They give vision and direction as well as oversee the pastoral team and staff. Matt is a visionary, and that has led him to launch multiple ministries including Mezzanine (East Coast’s young adult ministry) as well as the Avenue and Viera Campuses.
Pastor Matt was ordained in ministry in 2004 and has served in various pastoral positions at East Coast. Matt earned a Bachelor's in Christian Counseling, an Associates in Theology from Life Christian University, along with two advanced degrees in theology from Soul Survivor and Life Christian University.
Matt and the love of his life, Jessica, have three children—Reagan, Hudson, and Adilyn. Every Monday, he and Jessica host a videocast of East Coast's podcast, Morning Breath.
Pastor Dan Stallbaum
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.
He also oversees East Coast Christian University, East Coast’s accredited Christian university.