To equip the saints for the work of ministry...
After a career in the Auto Glass business where he worked as a district manager, and in new store openings Eric pursued the Lord's calling into ministry. He got his ministry training through Berean School of the Bible and Global University with a focus in urban ministries. After pursuing further studies, Eric also became a certified biblical counselor. He has served for more than thirteen years at local ministry schools helping to train up the next generation of those seeking to enter the ministry.
Eric began in full time ministry in 2000 with the ministry of Transport for Christ International, an inter-denominational ministry bringing truckers and those associated with the industry to faith in Jesus and discipling them. During his time with TFC, Eric served as an Assistant Chaplain at Flynn's Truckstop in Shrewsbury, MA after which he planted a new chapel and served as Lead Chaplain in Canaan NY where many came to faith in Jesus, including a former associate of the Hell's Angels! During that time, he also served monthly in the pulpit of Flatbrook Baptist Church in Lebanon, NY.
Following 9/11 Eric began studying Islam, seeking to know and understand what had motivated Islamic terrorists to carry out such a terrible attack on innocents. Nearly twenty years ago, the Lord birthed in his heart a desire to explore and understand the Jewish roots of Christianity. Understanding Islam, and the Jewish roots of Christianity became the foundations for this ministry.
Following his time with Transport for Christ, in 2003, Eric planted a church in Holyoke, MA where he pastored LivingStone Assembly of God for over eight years before the congregation moved to Springfield, MA where Eric continued to pastor the church until the Lord led him to resign in the end of 2013. The Lord had birthed in Eric's heart the vision for Teleios Ministries and in January 2014 the ministry was launched!
Pastor Eric came to faith in Jesus Christ more than twenty-five years ago and has been married for 25 years to his beautiful wife, Lisa. She, along with their sons, Joseph, Joshua and Jacob have been by Eric's side since he began full time ministry nearly sixteen years ago.
Eric's first experience in ministry began as a young believer with the prison ministry in their local church, which served as a wonderful proving ground for him. Eric and Lisa both went on to serve as Sunday School teachers at Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam, MA which is where their passion for discipleship was birthed. Eric and Lisa continue to be deeply committed to the spiritual growth of God's people in their love for Him and His Word.