About Erik - 

Erik is the Lead Pastor of First Church in Charlestown, co-host of the Practical Church Revitalization Podcast. He is married to Sarah, and is the father to Casey and Kayla. 

He grew up in Columbia, SC, and became a Christian at the age of 13. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Erik is a submarine veteran of the US Navy and has previously served as a youth pastor, young adult pastor and was the lead and founding pastor of Solid Rock Fellowship in Kelso, WA.

Erik is a huge Star Wars and sports fan. He looks forward to watching the Sox, Patriots, Celtics and is trying to understand hockey so he can better enjoy Bruins games. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and watching movies.