A Massachusetts native, Erik moved to Nebraska with the Air Force, and it was there that he heard the gospel for the first time and was converted. Soon after becoming a Christian, pastoral ministry became a driving priority for Erik. Upon graduating from Bible college, he served as a pastoral intern and later as an Assistant Pastor at Omaha Bible Church (2002-2010). In 2011, the church sent Erik out to lead the church planting efforts for Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha. In 2018, he came back to New England to serve as the Senior Pastor of Redeemer.
Erik is a frequent contributor to several publications including Tabletalk, 9Marks, & Desiring God. His blog, Ordinary Pastor, is hosted by The Gospel Coalition and features regular articles and book reviews. He is the author of Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age, Is Hell for Real?, and Gospel-Shaped Outreach.
Erik enjoys spending time with his best friend and wife Christie, as well as their six children. Some of Erik's hobbies include reading, fitness, following Boston's pro teams.