Eric grew up in Piggott, Arkansas. He loved basketball and still does. He also had the opportunity to play for a former Chicago Bull’s basketball player for several years. When he was 14, Eric’s student minister encouraged him to attend church camp in the summer of 1996. He was reluctant but after a friend called him and invited him to go, Eric decided to join them.
Little did he know that his life was about to take a drastic turn. The first night of camp, during the invitation, God completely changed Eric’s life. He placed his faith and trust in Christ and turned from his sins. The Lord forgave and saved him at that point.
One year later, in August 1997, the Lord placed a calling on Eric’s life. He surrendered to the ministry where the Lord led him to become an evangelist. Eric began supplying in local churches and conducting revival meetings. Through the Holy Spirit’s direction, and confirmation from other believers, he knew that this would be the path his life would take.
Two months after graduating from high school, Eric took an interim pastorate position in Southeast Missouri where he served for two years. For a brief period of time, he served as an Associate Pastor before moving to Burkina Faso in West Africa for a little over five months in 2003. Eric also served in children’s ministry at a church in north Dallas and has traveled and led mission teams to Guatemala, Mexico, China, Africa, Brazil, Peru, and the Philippines.
In December 2004, Eric graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology. In December 2006, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Christian Education and in May 2011, with a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry degree in Evangelism and Missions.
On May 17, 2008, Eric married Katie who is originally from Fort Worth. They met in a one-week class at seminary and have two sons, Josiah and Malachi. Eric’s passion is to see as many people as possible come to know Christ and get plugged into a local church, in order to begin their lifelong process of discipleship.
Eric currently serves as the High School Pastor at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.