We currently have two elders, Harold Cantley and Terry Spriestersbach.
Harold Cantley and his wife Roxie
Harold R. and Roxie V. Cantley (nee Wyatt) were married December 21, 1957 in Elyria, Ohio. They are the parents of two daughters; Nancy D. Scarborough and Cheryl L. Hunnicutt. They have 5 grandchildren; James, Alex, Jeffrey, Valerie Scarborough and Zachary Hunnicutt. They were baptized into the East Broad Street Church of Christ August 17, 1958 by Bro, Howard A. Blazer, Sr. Harold has taught the adult class and teenage class as well as VBS through the years. Roxie has taught kindergarten through sixth grades and Ladies Bible Class. They worked with the teen group and in the Bus Ministry in the 70's. They were active members of the Church in Bloomingrose, WV and in Indianapolis, IN., while living in those locations during the early 60's. They returned to Elyria in 1963 and have been active members of the East Broad Street congregation since that time.
Terry Spriestersbach and his wife Gail
Spriestersbach and his wife Gail have two children; daughter Jennifer and son
Joe. Both children are members of the
church. Joe and his wife have a daughter Alyson and a son Jared.
Terry's parents were originally members of the Bellville church of
Christ. Gail's parents were both members of the East Broad Street church
of Christ. Terry is retired from Fifth Third Bank; North East Ohio as an
HR professional. Gail has been an RN at University Hospitals of Elyria
for 40 years. Both teach bible classes and do volunteer work in the
Harold Reddick and his wife Phareta
Harold and Phareta have one son, Kevin who lives in the Columbus area. Harold was a teacher in Mobile, Alabama until 1979 when they made the decision to move to West Monroe, Louisiana to attend the White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies. They worked with the church in Iowa for 9 years before moving to Traverse City, Michigan in 1989 serving the Lord there for almost 19 years. July 1st of 2008 they moved to Elyria, Ohio and pray that the Lord will bless the Family of God at East Broad Street in a powerful and productive way.
Our ladies are active in keeping the churches social calendar full while they also are active in making small stuffed animals for children that must visit the local hospital. They are also active in a hopital visitation ministry.
Many of our women are active in teaching our children’s classes as well.
We believe our mission is to take the gospel to a lost and dying world as we are instructed in the Great Commission: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" (Mark 16:15).
We also believe our purpose, as the church, is to help Christians develop to a maturity to be Christ-like: for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:12, 13).
Our desire is to reflect the First Century church as close as we can understand. This applies not only to worship, but in dedication to the Apostles teaching, prayer, and to fellowship as well.
If you are local and looking for a church home, we would welcome you to come and become part of our family. If you are traveling through our area we would be honored for you to visit us.