Senior Pastor, Rev. Eric C.Carson
Reverend Eric C. Carson has served as the Pastor of historic First Baptist Church of Chillicothe, Chillicothe, Ohio since April 2014. Through his pastoral leadership, preaching, and teaching he leads the congregation of First Baptist in moving from church membership to becoming an effective disciple of Jesus Christ.
In additional to pastoring First Baptist Church, Pastor Carson serves as 3rd Vice Moderator of Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association.
Pastor Carson believes in taking the gospel outside of the walls of a physical structure. For over 30 years he has served with various Columbus, Ohio area funeral services utilizing his gifted ability to comfort and assist the grieving. His ministry is to offer people of all faiths compassion and hope in their time of grieving.
Pastor Carson is skilled in the areas of planning and coordinating many kinds of special events. He served as Director General within the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association. Served with the CEB Preaching Conference; Trinity Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio Tent Crusade (Coordinator), Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention (Host Transportation Coordinator), and The National Missionary Baptist of America (Host Transportation Coordinator)
Pastor Carson earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio Christian University, where he is currently pursuing a Masters of Art Degree in Ministry.
The guiding force in all that Pastor Carson does can be found in Ephesians 6:6(KJV) “Not with eye service, as men pleasers, but as servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart., and “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” Proverbs 18:16 (KJV)