I love Jesus, my wife, and my three kids. I am a husband, father, and pastor (in that order). I’m a dad of a multi-ethnic family and an adoption advocate. I love to make disciples who make disciples.
Eric Echols is the Lead Pastor of Freedom Bible Church in Evans, GA. He is passionate about helping people become disciples of Jesus and leading them to fulfill their God-given calling to become reproducing disciple-makers. Eric uses his relational style as a communicator to encourage people to grow closer to Christ. Eric loves being outdoors, reading books, having a good cup of coffee, and college football (especially the Georgia Bulldogs).
Eric has been described as an innovative leader that uses his team-building abilities, creativity, & strategic mindset to impact the Church. Eric’s passionate about seeing churches focus on the Gospel and maximize their ability to grow God’s Kingdom. He is a strategist and coach that utilizes his gifts to develop and empower leaders.
Eric is a communicator, leadership coach, ministry consultant, and author. He is the co-author of Turbocharged!: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Preschool Ministry. Eric is also the author of The Passion: Exploring the final week of Jesus’ life in Mark’s Gospel. You can find a few of his most recent messages here.
Eric is married to Nicole, and they have three children: Samuel, Emma, and Wilson.