Eric has lived all around the country, including Minnesota, Colorado, South Carolina, Florida, California, and Indiana. He served as senior pastor at Castleview Church in Indianapolis and associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles under Pastor John MacArthur.
Eric has a B.A. from Trinity International University (Miami campus) and a M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary, (Los Angeles). In addition to pastoring, Eric helped start the Indianapolis Theological Seminary, the Indianapolis Chapter of The Gospel Coalition, the Indy Sr. Pastors Network, and has served as a Fellow at The Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric’s passions include preaching and discipling, dating his wife of 22 years, raising his teenage sons (18, 16, 15), and helping serve other pastors. His hobbies include CrossFit and anything outdoors.
Chris and his family joined Grace in March of 2020, year of the mask. Previous to Grace, he worked in churches in Indianapolis and Sapporo, Japan. Chris and his wife, Nozomi, enjoy trying new things, playing music, and their continued search for the perfect stateside bowl of ramen. Blessed with two children, Eve (creative and quiet) and Russell (extra. in the contemporary sense of the word), life is full and busy. Just the way they like it.