Eric joined the staff in June 2014. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematic Sciences from East Tennessee State University, a secondary teaching license from Tennessee Technological University, and an MDiv in Missional Studies from Liberty Theological University. Eric was blessed to marry his high school sweetheart, Brianna, in 2002 and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education also from East Tennessee State University. Brianna currently home-school's their four boys: Isaac, Luke, Elijah and Jacob.
After serving multiple churches and students in Tennessee, Eric became convicted in the spiritual discipleship of his own family. He has since become passionate about Family Worship and Family Discipleship and encourages as well as equips families in the role that God has blessed and entrusted them. It is Eric's desire to see families worshiping and making disciples outside of the walls of the church building.
Outside of ministry work, the Helton family enjoys spending time together riding bikes, hiking, walking, playing football, playing soccer, watching movies, going to the beach, riding roller coasters, barbecuing...well, they are open to just about everything that involves family and having fun.