Eric J. Hall
Eric J. Hall has always felt a call to serving God and to a life of ministry. At the age of 18, he entered the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. While studying for ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood, he was actively involved in a wide range of ministry. Eric J. Hall served as Executive Director of Emmanuel Dining Room feeding the less fortunate and homeless in Wilmington, DE. It was here that he discovered his ability to speak in ways that touched the hearts of listeners.
Eric J. Hall was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on September 7, 1996. He served at Immaculate Conception Church, Bronx, N.Y. where he was an associate pastor and sought after preacher. Late in 2000, he discerned that God was leading him to leave the Capuchin Franciscan Friars.
As authentically as he entered following God’s call in his life he was now going to make a drastic leap of faith. With meager resources and with no clarity as to where he was going and what he would do – Eric left the friars and went home. The jump was done in faith and God had a plan.
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A year working but out of ministry, in September of 2002, Eric received a call from Barbara Brill, the past accountant from Immaculate Conception Church and a member of a Presbyterian Church in Yonkers, NY. She said that the church was in need of a minister on a Sunday morning. She convinced Eric that he needed to participate and get back involved. Eric preached that Sunday for the first time in two years. Other opportunities soon presented themselves. Couples came to him to be married, and individuals came for spiritual direction and counseling. Then came Eastchester Community Church, 11 Woodlot Road, Eastchester, N.Y. Sixteen years later -the rest is, as they say, history.
Eric is now married to Donna and together have a son, Arthur. They reside in Glen Cove, NY. Donna is the Executive Director of Lincoln Academy, a not for profit early childhood program housed on the property of Eastchester Church which is now celebrating over 10 years of care and education.
I am a member of Eastchester Community Church and have been for many years. I now live in Myrtle Beach, SC but Rev. Hall is my inspiration each and every day.
Solid Biblical teachings… I always walk out challenged to read the word more. Rev. Hall and his wife are so easy to speak with and so personable.
Pure gospel. Preacher & worship leaders ushered us into the presence of God. More people should worship here.