Wayne Erickson | Associate Pastor

Wayne Erickson came to First Baptist Church in 2005 to serve in the capacity of assistant pastor. Wayne married his wife Margie in 1976. They have six grown children, five boys and one girl, and nineteen grandchildren. All six of their children attended and graduated form Lake Region Christian School. For a time the Ericksons were foster parents in Crow Wing County, having cared for 24 children during their eight years of foster parenting. Wayne and Margie owned and operated their own restaurant for twenty-plus years before going in to full-time ministry. Wayne attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota, has taken classes in Bible doctrine studies from Liberty University, and Biblical counseling training in Lafayette, Indiana. Wayne’s ministries here at First Baptist include managing the Blessing Shelves Food Shelf, teaching Sunday school, leading Children’s Junior Church and Wednesday night Children’s Ministry, and hospitality. He also serves as a Lake Region Christian School advisor and oversees the building and grounds.