President & Founder
Erik is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church (tjclive.com) in Lebanon, TN, a church that exists to show Jesus as incomparably glorious. The Journey Church is committed to making gospel rich theology accessible to everyday people. The church reaches a diverse range of people, and continues to grow in both numbers and ministry opportunities to make disciples of Jesus.
He also founded Knowing Jesus Ministries (kjmin.org), a non-profit organization which exists to proclaim timeless truth for everyday life. This ministry provides resources for Christians to grow in their daily walk with Jesus, withstand the onslaught of cultural pressures to conform, and prepare Christians for the suffering that comes in this life. Resources includes books, daily devotions, articles, theology videos, conferences, and weekend respites for families who have lost children.
He’s been married to Katrina since 2002, and has three children: Kaleb (who went to be with the Lord on December 1st, 2019), Kaleigh Grace, and Kyra Piper.