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Eastside Assembly – Meet the Team

Meet Our Pastors

We are a team of dedicated pastors, prepared to minister to you and your family.

Jonathan Medina

Jonathan Medina

Student Pastor

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Pastoral Care

Having been raised in a Pastor’s home of churches mostly in Iowa and Illinois, Ben grew up among a family of nine children, all influenced by the faithful prayers of his mother and father. He was saved as a young boy, but chose not to follow in his father’s vocation. He served in the Vietnam War, followed by a career at IBM where he worked for 36 ½ years, mostly in sales.

In 1989, Ben, and his wife Jean, moved to Tucson, the last move of his IBM career. They became members of Eastside Assembly, and after retirement, Ben was asked by Pastor Kraft to take on the position of Pastoral Care Director. His current duties include: Visiting the sick and the infirmed, teaching Sunday School, Director for the Primetimers ministry, and follow-up on 1st time Visitors.

Their son, Charles, is married with three children, and is presently the Executive Director of Student Resources at American University in Washington D.C.

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