First Southern Baptist Church, Overgaard Leadership
First Southern Baptist Church, Overgaard is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Eric was called to serve First Southern Baptist Church, Overgaard as the Senior Pastor in September, 2017. Prior to that, he served his previous church for 12 years as a church planter and pastor in Central Arizona. Pastor Eric has served the local church for 25 years as a pastor, youth pastor, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. He also has served as a chaplain in a skilled nursing facility and to hospice patients, including extensive work within the special needs community.
Pastor Eric is also passionate about missions and pastoral care he is currently serving as the Director of Missions in his local association and also serves on the board of Arizona Baptists Children's Services.
Pastor Eric also has a love for expository preaching of the Word, and healthy and meaningful relationships within the body of Christ.
He is a 2005 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. And in addition will complete a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling in 2023.
Pastor Eric also enjoys family time, reading, cycling, playing the guitar and the great outdoors.
Pastor Eric has been happily married for 27 years to his wife Lori. Lori enjoys spending time with family, hiking and homeschooling their children. Lori has a Bachelors Degree in Christian Counseling and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Christian Counseling.
Our church is blessed with three men who currently serve as our deacons. All three have been in the community for an extended period of time and serve the community both through the deacon ministry of the church and through other varied avenues. Our current deacons are (from L to R Terry Hopkins, Steve Richardson and Rick Samon).
Dotti Stewart & Janet Gibson
We are blessed to have two amazing ladies in the Administrative Assistant position. If you need to make an apointment with Pastor Eric, you are intrested in learning more about a ministry of the church or just need more information please contact the office they will be glad to assist you . 928.535.4483