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. He also writes for 9Marks, Ligonier, and The Gospel Coalition.
Eric’s passions include dating his wife of 24 years, raising his sons (20, 18, 17), preaching and discipling, and helping serve other pastors. His hobbies include CrossFit and anything outdoors.
Chris and his family joined Grace in March of 2020. Previous to Grace, he served as a music pastor in Sapporo, Japan and Administrative Director at Castleview Church in Indianapolis under Pastor Eric Bancroft.
Chris has a B.A. in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University.
Chris and his wife, Nozomi, have been married for 14 years and enjoy both playing music together and their continued search for the perfect stateside bowl of ramen. Blessed with two children, Eve (12) and Russell (9), life is full and busy. Their family continues to grow as Chris and Nozomi adopt used instruments in need of a home.