Eric Heard is an experienced Marriage and Men’s Pastor at Mariners Church. His education includes a B.A. in Christian Education from Biola University, and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary. His path to Christ began during his junior year in high school, after being raised in an atheistic home where his family never went to church. A year later, Eric’s youth pastor inspired him to start a junior high ministry.
The rest is history! Since then, Eric has served in many important ministries, including 22 years as a junior high and high school pastor at Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton and 14 years as a Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine where he presently oversees Stewardship, Men’s Ministry, Marriage Ministry, and the Theology program. Eric has been happily married to his wife, Debbie, for 32 years. Together, they have raised two awesome kids: 22-year-old Johnny and 21-year-old Crystal. Eric’s interests include reading, working out, gardening, eating great food, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. When Eric isn’t playing weekend warrior he enjoys sports like volleyball, waterskiing, snow-boarding, and bodysurfing.