Rev. Dr. Eric Ford

Phone – 682-5374     ~     Email –

Eric joined the staff of Leavenworth First in January 2016.  He began preaching at the age of 15, and prior to his appointment here, he served churches in Nebraska of various locations and sizes.  He holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Methodist University.  Eric is married to Rev. Erin Walley Ford, and is the father of three girls—Emily (20), Bekah (19) and Skylar (8).


1. Favorite Scripture: The story of Caleb (Numbers 13).  Also, Proverbs 29:18 (KJV), “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

2. Favorite Movie:  Anything with Harrison Ford!  Ferris Bueler’s Day Off has some good quotable lines.

3. Favorite Food: Prime Rib.  (And anything made by my mother-in-law!)

4. If I could have any occupation without restrictions, what would it be: In another life, I would love to be a Biblical Archeologist–or a chef!

5. Favorite musical artists: Michael W. Smith and Chicago.

6. What do I do for fun:  Cycling, golf, movies, reading.

7. Best part of my job: Preaching tops the list, followed by strategic visioning.

8. Who inspires me: My wife, Erin.  Her faith, compassion and patience is what encourages me to be a better pastor, husband, dad, friend and human being.