pastors and leadership

Eric von Atzigen
Position: Senior Pastor / Elder
Phone: 325.236.9200

Pastor Eric von Atzigen serves as the senior pastor of Emmanuel Fellowship Church.  Since coming to Sweetwater in 2002, Pastor Eric has been welcomed into the community with great favor. 
Pastor Eric was saved at age 16 in the Baptist church, and in his twenties transitioned into the charismatic, spirit-filled expression of the non-denominational church movement.  His ministry in Sweetwater has invited him beyond many denominational boundaries, and he has enjoyed the privilege of working with the body of Christ in the Baptist, Methodist, Church of Christ, Assembly of God, and Church of God congregations in town.  Eric has also inspired youth from the fifty yard line of the Mustang Bowl to center court in the High School gym and has challenged them to learn and grow from the stage of the Sweetwater High School Auditorium.
All of these fields of service are part of the initial call God gave Pastor Eric, when He instructed him to "bring life to the city."  
Pastor Eric graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, the college where he met his wife, Mindy.  Eric and Mindy have four children, Keegan, Brandt, Caden, and Brenna. 
Pastor Eric is pleased to speak at conferences, seminars, and school events whenever he has the opportunity.  For booking information, please contact him at the contact info avove.
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