Pastor Engel has been pastoring since 1972. He was ordained in May of 1976.
He has served as youth pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor and pastored churches in 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,(ThG), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1977 – 1981, (DMin candidate)
Washington Bible College from 1982-1983 and Freedom University from 1985-1989. (PhD candidate).
He became pastor at ECBC on May 21, 2017.