Pastor Eric Kendall began pastoral duties on March 11, 2012 here at First Baptist Church of Weston. His ministry first began as a summer youth intern at South Parkersburg Baptist Church in Parkersburg, WV. He graduated with a Bachelor in Multidisciplinary Studies Degree from West Virginia University in 2009. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary—the Seminary of Eastern University on May 16, 2015. Prior to being called to First Baptist Church of Weston, Eric served as the volunteer youth intern at Simpson Creek Baptist Church in Bridgeport, WV where his responsibilities included helping to plan and organize various youth events as well as helping teach Sunday School.
Eric also played a role in establishing the U-Link Youth Ministry Team. U-Link is a collection of churches in the Union Association of the West Virginia Baptist Convention that shares resources to plan youth events and to provide opportunities for youth throughout the Union Association to grow together in Christ. Eric is also very active in many of the different youth outreach ministries around the state, like Camp Cowen Baptist Camp where he works with the Junior High II camp every summer, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Lewis County High School in Weston, WV.
Eric and his beautiful wife Sarah were married on July 18, 2012 in Charleston, WV and they have two beautiful daughters named Madison and Lily. He and his family currently reside in Lost Creek, WV. They are all very excited to be a part of First Baptist Church of Weston and look forward to serving the community of Weston.
He would like to thank everyone at First Baptist Church for the support they have shown him as he has made his journey through seminary: “God has blessed me greatly with such a loving and supportive church and community. My family and I are grateful for all that has been done for us. God Bless You!”