Pastor Eric Lura

Eric Lura – Lead Pastor
Pastor Eric Lura and his family have been a part of First Assembly of God of Fairfield since August of 2012.   He has a passion to see lives positively impacted with the message of the Bible,  and transformed through a personal relationship with God.  Eric has been in Pastoral ministry for 20 years.  He earned his B.A. in Church leadership from Bethany University, and his Masters degree in Christian Ministry from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  Pastor Eric and his wife Holly are the proud parents of three wonderful children, David, Steven, and Sarah.
Eric likes most anything outdoors.  He enjoys camping, hiking, mountain bike riding, snow skiing, and just hanging out at the beach.  He is also a multi-media enthusiast.  Watching a good movie and tinkering with computers are also pastimes he enjoys.
Favorite bible verse
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2.  
Johnny and Whitney Rodriguez – Youth Pastors
Johnny received special training at the Leadership Ministry Institute in the field of Youth Ministry with an emphasis in media arts (graphic design and video editing). Whitney has a degree in Psychology and has completed NCN Pathway where she excelled in youth ministries and uplifting young women. She knows THIS generation to be leaders with-in the church. Johnny and Whitney believe in equipping Jr. High through Young Adult students with hands-on, inquiry-based learning to develop personal core values that will change their world and see their family & friends come to Jesus. They both involve students in a variety of community services that show Jesus’ love in a real way by humanitarian work and the art of drama through human videos that reflect core Christian beliefs. 
Johnny likes Baseball, going out with people (i.e.) dinner, movies, BBQ’s.  Whitney enjoys hanging out with the girls, shopping for high heels and board games.
Favorite Bible Verse:
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.  And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen ” – 1 Peter 5:8-11

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