Eric Newkirk is the founding and lead pastor of Wellspring Church. He grew up near Detroit, Michigan, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Liberty University. Prior to planting Wellspring, he founded and pastored a church in Northern Virginia and later joined the pastoral staff at a church in Florida. He has been married to his wife Laura since 1999 and together they have four children.
Eric is passionate about sharing the transforming, good news of Jesus Christ, and inspiring people to be fully alive and engaged in the mission of Jesus. Eric enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking, mountain biking with his sons, and is passionate about learning, reading, and growing.