Service and Meeting Times:
Midweek Mix---Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Sunday Switch---Every Sunday morning at 9 AM and 11 AM
Purpose: The purpose of Grace Students is to form unity and bridge the gap between the individuals in the church body and the lives of those who have not yet found Christ.
Mission: Our Mission is to create a safe place and provide students with an environment where they can feel accepted and grow in their personal walk with Christ and in their relationships with others. We are here to provide spiritual and relational guidance for the students, no matter where they are in their own spiritual walk. This will enable them to take ownership of their faith and use it to effectively minister to others.
Eric accepted Christ a week before his 16th birthday and immediately felt a call to full time ministry which changed his direction in life 180 degrees. He attended Kingswood University for a year and finished up his ministry training at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, FL. It was here where he met his wife Blanca who was earning her master’s Degree in Elementary Education at the time.
Eric began serving with the Grace Place as a part-time middle school pastor. The position quickly turned to full-time as Eric and his wife Blanca worked with middle school students for the next 7 years. He then began to work in the Creative Arts and Tech area, out of necessity, and found a passion for it. Today, he works with the drama, video, sound, and related worship arts as well as a recovery ministry for teenagers called the Landing.
Eric and Blanca have two children, Ryan who is 15 and Karlie who is 8. As far as hobbies, Eric enjoys fishing, hunting, writing novels, and just about anything outdoors. He and Blanca both enjoy scuba diving and Eric, himself, is actually a certified rescue diver.
Life Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
“Worship is more than music. It’s how we live, so any place of service is an act of worship. This is a great entry point to serving the church.”
-Pastor Eric Addison