Jake Swanson

The Lord graciously saved Jake from sin’s condemnation at a young age, for which he is eternally grateful. Since coming to Christ, God has been continually changing Jake into conformity to the image of Christ. Jake moved to Cincinnati with his family in 2013 to help establish the work at Eastside Community Bible Church. He completed his formal ministry training (Master of Divinity) in 2011 and faithfully serves in any capacity of ministry. Working full-time as a painter and overseeing his young family supplies plenty to do! Jake works diligently to accurately present God’s Word.

Serving in the capacity of elder at ECBC, Jake desires to see the church body grow in an increasing knowledge of and love for God, walk in the way of God’s Word, and disciple those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Jake and Liz have four beautiful children: Jacob, Ashley, Daisy, and Joel. As a family, they enjoy spending time in God’s creation.

Phil Gordon


Phil faithfully serves in the role of deacon, overseeing the physical needs of the ministry. If you spend time getting to know Phil, you will discover a multi-talented man with sound judgment and a heart for the Lord. God has given Phil many opportunities to serve in a variety of local churches and he faithfully invests his time and experience in the work of the Lord.

Phil and Lori have three married daughters. Phil is enjoying his retirement. Together they love spending time with their children and grandchildren.