Eric loves his role as the Executive Pastor of Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as a coach, developer and overseer of the staff and ministries. He also loves begin the right hand support of his friend and founding Lead Pastor, Jeff Simmons. Eric has been at Rolling Hills for 2 years as their Executive Pastor and has served in the Executive Pastor role for a total of 17 years.
Eric received his bachelor's degree from Judson University in Elgin, IL and his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. During his 30+ years of ministry Eric has served in churches in Illinois, California and Tennessee as a youth pastor, adult ministries pastor, small groups pastor, associate pastor, worship pastor, men's pastor and Executive Pastor.
Eric also loves to serve the church at large. As a writer, Eric was a contributing author for Group Publishing's "Men's Ministry in the 21st Century" book. In addition, he has written for magazines / web pages such as Xpastor, Church Executive, Rev! and had a monthly column in Church Solutions magazine. He also serves the church at large through consulting and seminar presenting in areas of staff relations, multi-site, church leadership and church HR.
As much as Eric enjoys ministry, his real joy and first ministry is his family. He has been married to Rachel for 27 years and they live in Spring Hill, TN. They have 3 grown children - Luke (and daughter-in-law Megan), Adam, and Chloe. They also have a much-loved Cocker Spaniel, Penny. A man of faith, he never had a doubt (ok, maybe a little doubt) that his beloved Chicago Cubs would one day win the World Series. Now that that day has come, he is now believing for 5 or 6 more World Series victories in the decade ahead! Eric Rojas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What you need to hear, but few are saying, about being a pastor and growing a church.
Candor Conference is a free digital conference featuring candid conversations from successful church leaders from around the country. During this 2 hour event, we will hear from senior leaders that will discuss topics of their choice, including the tensions that exist in ministry, how to manage work and home life, how to keep the main thing the main thing, and much more.
The format will be frank and to the point, practical thought leadership, full of authenticity and transparency, from pastors and for pastors.