Eric was called to be our pastor on Oct. 16, 2011. His first official Sunday was Jan. 1, 2012. Eric received the call into vocational ministry while attending a leadership conference at AWANA International headquarters in July of 2002. Two years later, he earned an Associate of Religion and Church Ministries degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. After obtaining his bachelorís degree in pastoral ministry from Clear Creek Baptist College, Eric completed his formal education with a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011.
Eric grew up in Gamewell, a small community in the foothills of western North Carolina. A former avid horseman and race car crew member, Ericís interests include antique automobiles of all sorts, ham radios, and western movies featuring Roy Rogers and John Wayne.
Eric and his wife Nicole were married June 12, 2004 in Morristown, Tn. They have two beautiful daughters: Catherine Frances and Caroline Mae.