Eric is also an ordained pastor and a technology expert, having worked as a technology researcher for a Fortune 10 corporation for nine years prior to going into full-time ministry in 1995. This unique combination of skills led USA Today to call him “a new breed of evangelist,” referring to his groundbreaking work of sharing Christ over the Internet with thousands of people every day in over 160 countries. (You can read USA Today’s excellent summary here).
Eric has written for numerous publications, including Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, (you can read the Decision Magazine article here) and has spoken internationally at conferences such as the Exodus International Freedom Conference. He has also produced a wealth of books and music for his own ministry (you can browse through The Ranch Bookstore here).
Eric was married to Lana (Olivero) Elder for 23 years and has six children. Lana was an active part of the ministry until she passed away in 2012 after a nine-month battle with cancer. (You can read more about Lana’s faith and hope through it all at lanaelder.wordpress.com.)
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