Eric came to Castleview in March of 2008 to serve as the Senior Pastor. Prior to his ministry at Castleview, Eric served on pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA as an associate pastor, specifically serving as the high school pastor. He also taught as an adjunct professor at The Master’s College.
Eric has earned degrees from Trinity International University (B.A) and from The Master’s Seminary (M.Div). Eric is currently finishing his Doctorate of Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric is passionate about seeing churches shaped by the gospel as informed by expository preaching. Such churches illustrate the power of the gospel by their love for one another and passionate pursuit for their surrounding neighbors. This is Eric’s ongoing prayer and pastoral pursuit for Castleview.
Eric has lived all over the United States. After being born in Minnesota and living in Georgia for a short time he moved to Colorado. He then later moved to South Carolina where he spent the majority of his childhood growing up. He later moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he eventually met and married his wife, Danelle, in 1996. They moved to California for Eric to attend The Master’s Seminary. Eric and Danelle have three sons: Isaac (15), David (13), and Jeremiah (10). Their home would be described as full of people and laughter with an occasional family dance party breaking out.
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