Eric Couch
Student and Family Pastor

Eric grew up in the great city of Syracuse, NY (Go SU!). Eric is the Family and Student pastor at Grace Church who oversees the Family Ministries from birth to 12th grade. He leads the Student Ministry, Marriage Mentoring and our Crisis Response ministry and he is very thankful for an awesome volunteer couple that leads the Middle School Ministry. Eric’s passion is discipleship, ministering to families and He wants to impact the lives of teens and families to follow Christ and to reach others for Christ.
Eric has been married to Amy for almost 22 years (a native of Schroon Lake, NY), and she is Eric’s partner in Ministry at Grace. They have two adult children, Mikayla (20yrs old), and Olivia(18yrs old). Eric is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt, fish, hike and camp when he has free time. He also loves football, the NY Giants, 80’s music and old country music! He has a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University and was also certified by the Center for Youth Ministry at Liberty University. He also received a M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Church Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric has been doing Youth ministry for 23 years and LOVES working with teenagers! He has served at churches in Ohio, New York and New Jersey, but Grace as always held a special place in his life. Eric volunteered at Grace Church from 1995-1999 while attending Liberty and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Grace Church made it possible for Eric to get his “feet wet” in Youth Ministry and since coming back to Grace church in August of 2014, it’s been great! 

Grace Evangelical Free Church
21129 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
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