Erik joined the FCC Staff in August 2017 as the Studio 45 Pastor (4th and 5th graders) . Erik has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with kids through praise and worship songs , silly games and Bible Study. Erik's goal is to reach as many families as possible through their kids for Jesus. Erik joined FCC in July 2015 and served in the Wednesday Night Live Children's Ministry before joining the FCC Staff.
Erik is married to Angel who is the Administrative Assistant at FCC. They have four children that live at home, Noah, Ryan, Baylee, and Ashlynn and two adult children who do not live at home, Jeff and Sabrina. They have two granddaughters, Sophia and Alice, they also do not live at home. Erik holds a Master Degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Youth and Children's Ministry from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
In Erik's free time he enjoys spending time with his family camping and hiking, taking trips to the Great Smoky Mountains, roller coasters at Dollywood, and supporting the kids activities, (Dance, Cross Country, Track and Field, and Basketball).