“For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”
1 Corinthians 9:16
The ministry of Reverend Eric George Vickers is driven by a sincere heart for ‘Connecting People to Christ!’ As Senior Pastor of the historic Beulah Baptist Church of Atlanta, Rev. Vickers desires to inspire people to effectively win souls and make disciples for Jesus Christ. Since submitting to the Gospel call as a teenager in October 2005, this passion has allowed him to serve on several church staffs in pastoral and staff support capacities. He has been privileged to share the Good News across the United States, the Caribbean and on the continents of Africa and Europe. In March 2016, Eric George Vickers Ministries, Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 effort to be a global witness for Jesus Christ through the charge of the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20).
Upon accepting the call to Beulah’s pulpit in May 2016, Pastor Vickers and the congregation have been richly blessed by the sustaining power of God. With energy and excitement, the church has embraced the vision to ‘Gather, Grow, Give and Go’ in effort to become disciples who make disciples. As a result, many souls have been baptized and new families have united with the fellowship as a testament to the movement of God’s providential hand. Due to new and anticipated growth, Pastor Vickers was led to assemble a staff to meet Beulah’s growing day to day operational needs. The church has also revitalized and reorganized existing ministries such as The Beulah Services Foundation, a non-profit ministry, to minister to the underserved of Beulah’s historic Vine City neighborhood. Additionally, new ministries have been engineered to meet the changing needs of the church and community and nearly $200,000 in improvements have been made to the infrastructure to provide better service to all persons within reach of the ministry of Beulah.
Pastor Vickers was licensed and ordained for Christian ministry at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Pontiac. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Morehouse College and is in study for the Master of Divinity degree at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He serves as the State Director for Youth and Young Adults for the New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia and holds membership on several boards while also working in various civic and community organizations. Pastor Vickers is the recipient of many awards and honors but he concedes that his greatest achievement and fortune is the gift of his beautiful wife, Cierrá, their jubilant son, Eric Jr. and their newest addition slated to arrive in August 2018.