Eric Capaci became the founding pastor of  Gospel Light Baptist Church in June, 1992. As a young pastor, he led this brand new church plant with a vision to reach Hot Springs, Arkansas and world with the gospel. Today, many worshipers gather weekly as a faith family with the purpose of glorying God and the mission of making disciples.

Pastor Eric has led the church to make the gospel its central focus. Leading the church through building projects and the creation of Champion Christian College, he has continually focused the church’s attention on the building of lives rather than the building of buildings.  Apart from his responsibilities at Gospel Light, he also travels extensively to teach church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.

After graduating from a mid-western seminary Pastor Eric served as a youth pastor at a baptist church in California before becoming the Senior Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church. Pastor Eric has continued to be life-long learner, recently earning his Masters Degree from Liberty University.

But Eric’s proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife, Carolann, have been married for twenty-five years, and they have five beautiful children – Matthias, Josiah, Ezekiel, Chloe, and GloryAnn.

Pastor Eric Capaci has authored eight books including A Powerful Program Makes a Difference, The Right Start, Through Mountains and Valleys, Recharge Your Bus Route, One Touched Life, Get Your Game Face On, Traits of a Champion, and most recently Sermon Sentences.

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