A native of Kansas, Pastor Banman has been in vocational ministry since 1994. After completing degrees in Bible and ministry at Bob Jones University, the Lord led him first to serve as an assistant pastor in Maryland for nine years. He became the senior pastor of East Park in May 2003. He preaches for the majority of the services, provides skillful one-on-one counseling, looks after the personal needs of the sheep in his care, oversees the direction of the church, and provides vision for the ministry’s future. God provided his wife, Jamieson, while they were still at BJU, and the Lord has subsequently blessed them with two sons. When he has a moment of spare time, you might find him running off some steam outdoors with the boys, tinkering with a car, driving a John Deere tractor, or touring a historical site. But it is obvious to anyone who gets to know him that he is most passionate about enjoying and serving God and about passing that passion on to others (Psalm 63:1).