Eric began serving WVCSB in February 2020. He had served as the associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith, Arkansas, since 2015 and previously held roles with the North American Mission Board and Tom Cox World Ministries, a global missions organization. He holds an undergraduate degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and a master of arts in communications, with an emphasis in theology and missiology, from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Eric has been married to his wife Gaye for nearly 32 years. They have two children, Andrew and Alisha.