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, but his main focus is the High School Ministry and he is very thankful for an awesome volunteer couple that leads the Middle School Ministry. Eric’s passion is discipling teens, college students, and men. He wants to impact the lives of teens to follow Christ and to reach others for Christ.

Eric has been married to Amy for 18 years (a native of Schroon Lake, NY), and she is Eric’s partner in the Student Ministry at Grace. They have two children, Mikayla, and Olivia. 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 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 18 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!