South Tulsa is the wonderful church where Eric is privileged to pastor and serve with great people. South Tulsa has developed a multi-faceted ministry to international and refugee families, and is active in global mission work all over the world. At South Tulsa, we are “Sharing the Good News about Jesus in our community and around the World.”
With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, World Relief works holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.
Eric serves on the Leadership Council of the ERLC along with many other SBC leaders including Russell Moore, J.D. Greear, and Matt Chandler. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.
Eric Serves on the Board of Trustees as an alumnus of Oklahoma Baptist University. At OBU you will learn how all knowledge connects and how that framework can be informed by a thoughtful Christian worldview. You will have the choice of 88 areas of study, the opportunity to work and study abroad and the chance to engage faculty mentors. All of this occurs in a supportive, Christian community; one that’s dedicated to the highest intellectual and ethical standards. Intellectual, social and spiritual growth … this is what an OBU education is all about.
There is great need in Santa Maria de Jesus, which has one of the highest illiteracy rates in all of Guatemala. At present we serve nearly 1,000 children and their families every week with nutrition programs, school scholarships, medical and clothing assistance when possible and several church gatherings throughout the week for the entire family.
In Ghana, single mothers and orphaned children often live in the margins with little access to sustainable income or education. Rising Village’s mission is to provide women and children in rural communities access to job training and education through grants, microloans and school sponsorships.
The FTV mission is to lift up needy lives. We feed and care for people who are hungry, homeless, hurting or need healing. We primarily seek out and serve people on the streets, shaking their hands, learning their names, offering a sack lunch and seeing where the conversation leads.
Through Hope Boxes, Hannah’s Hope offers families who have experienced pregnancy loss a place to find comfort, support, and resources to help in the grieving process. We work to validate the lives of lost babies by affirming that they are valuable and meaningful.