Pastor Engel has been pastoring since 1972. He was ordained in April of 1976.
He has served as youth pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor and pastored churches in Des Moines,Iowa, Largo, MD, Ashton MD, Laurel MD, North Beach, MD and Taneytown MD.
He has held revivals in India and Romania.
He attended Baptist Bible College from 1971- 1975, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1977 – 1981,
Washington Bible College from 1982-1983 and Freedom University from 1985-1989.
He became pastor at ECBC on May 21, 2017.
He is the Chaplin for Maryland Sons of the American Revolution, Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter.