by Raymond & Tracy Schafer
First Christian Church in Bridgeport, IL was blessed with Eric as our pastor in January of 2008. Eric spent about 25 years in food service, before the Lord made it clear he wanted Eric to go to pastoring full time. Because of Eric's unique background, he is able to see the human perspective, as well as the spiritual aspect in pastoring our congregation.
Eric is a giving person with his time and resources. He started a food pantry and clothing closet since he came to us and has managed to increase our congregation numbers. On a personal level, Eric has been a great source of comfort and encouragement to my husband and myself, as we've gone through difficult times.
Eric's wife Anette is not to be left out either. She is a great source of encouragement to Eric and she leads our ladies bible study every week. And Annette is just a fine lady who serves the Lord with all of her heart.
At FCC, we love Eric and Annette very much!
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