The Reverend Eric George Vickers, Sr., M.Div. has been chosen as the seventh Pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia.
Reverend Vickers is a product of his grandmother’s love, sacrifice and prayers. The Pontiac, Michigan native has committed his life to inspiring people with the Gospel from the neighborhoods to the nations. He was licensed and ordained by Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Pontiac, Michigan. A caring shepherd, courageous servant and creative scholar, Reverend Vickers’ passion for faithful exposition and social justice has yielded opportunities for him to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and around the world.
Pastor Vickers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Pastor Vickers is a Doctor of Ministry student at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Prince Hall Masons, and the 100 Black Men of South Metro. He functions in denominational roles and is seated on several boards including the Fulton County Advisory Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Citizen’s Advisory Board of the Atlanta Police Department.
From May 2016 until October 2021, Pastor Vickers led the historic Beulah Baptist Church of Atlanta in a time of dynamic spiritual growth, significant administrative strides and progressive infrastructural enhancements. Notable highlights included: membership increase, budget expansion, disaster relief efforts and a shift to daily operations. Under his leadership, the church executed a comprehensive technological upgrade, reestablished 501c (3) non- profit status, completed $500K in debt free campus improvements, revitalized existing ministries, formed new ministries, and renewed focus on Christian education and community engagement. Most notably, Pastor Vickers led Beulah through the COVID-19 pandemic with skill and creativity. In obedience to God’s voice, Pastor Vickers accepted the call to lead Fairfield Baptist Church on October 1, 2021.
Pastor Vickers preached his inaugural sermon as Pastor-Elect on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Pastor Vickers aspiration is for Fairfield to strive to become a Whole People taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World.
Rev. Vickers’ greatest joy is the gift of his family. He is happily married to Mrs. Cierrá Vickers, M.Ed. and they are the proud parents of Eric Jr. and Charese Madison Brielle.