Rev Elder Don Eastman originally served as a Pastor in the Assemblies of God, leaving when he felt unable to deny his identity as gay man.

After ordination in the Metropolitan Community Church, Rev Eastman pastored Churches in Des Moines, Iowa and Dallas, Texas before then going on to serve as a full-time Elder in denominational head quarters in Los Angeles in 1986.

Rev Eastman has recently relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from where he serves as Vice-Moderator of the Metropolitan Community Church, a position from which he will retire in 2007.