Lead Pastor: Luke Easter
Luke Easter is the the Lead Pastor of City Soul Ministries. Luke is a native of West Virginia but also spent some years living in Indiana. Luke attended West Virginia University at Parkersburg where he obtained a bachelor’s degree, and is currently attending Rockbridge Seminary. While attending college he met his wife Stacy. Luke and Stacy currently have one son named Quincy, and one daughter Eva. Luke and his family live in Vienna, WV.
Luke enjoys sports, cars, and spending time with his family.
At the age of 25 Luke and his friend Eric accepted their call to begin a contemporary church, that was dedicated to loving God, loving people, and taking the gospel message to the mid-ohio valley. In the living room of his home, with about 14 people, Luke witnessed the start of something amazing - a church called City Soul Ministries.
From the beginning of City Soul in 2009, Luke has led with excitement, and much enthusiasm, to point people to a relationship with Jesus.
Associate Pastor: Eric Seckman
Eric was born and raised in Parkersburg WV and is a graduate of Parkersburg High School. He grew up in local American Baptist Churches and was active in children and youth ministry programs, particularly music and drama.
Eric accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of eight. He graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in multi-disciplinary studies with an emphasis in History, Political Science and Classics and World Religions. Eric is currently a student at Palmer Theological Seminary and is hoping to graduate with a Master of Divinity degree in 2017.
Eric Enjoys fishing, hunting, golf, and playing music. He resides in Vienna with his wife Amanda and their daughter Sophie.
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Children's Pastor: Emily Prather
Emily Prather was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio. She graduated high school and later earned her degree in Child and Family Studies from Ohio University. She has been involved in church since she was a child, but it wasn’t until 2010 that she felt God calling her into Children’s Ministry. She started working with City Soul Ministries in 2011 and has felt that this has been the most rewarding and exciting 4 years of ministry. Emily currently lives in Parkersburg with her husband Andrew and their dog Murphy. She has a passion for loving and teaching children about Jesus, and both she and her husband share a passion to serve Him all over the world.
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