In the Fall of 1996, Earl came to Church on the Hill with one goal: to lead a congregation into the presence of God through music. Earl succeeded in that goal as he served as the Worship Pastor for 20+ years before transitioning in early 2023 to a Missions focus. Now in his 27th year on staff, Earl leads COTH’s charge in sharing the Gospel of Jesus both locally and abroad. He just celebrated his 42nd anniversary with his wife, Lisa. They have three married children and five grandkids.