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Eric grew up attending the Mountain View Baptist Church in San Diego before missionaries baptized him and his mom. Later, his own mission began in Honduras – and his son was called to serve in the same mission as well. He has served in several Bishoprics, as Ward Mission Leader, High Councilor, Stake Sunday School President, and currently is the Stake Executive Secretary. Professionally, he teaches Institute and Seminary in the Utah North Area. For 5 years, his team wrote the Online Seminary Curriculum. He presents at BYU and BYU-Idaho Education Week and he is active in the Interfaith dialogues and forums across the country. He’s best known for his popular ‘brotherichards’ Instagram & Facebook accounts and he is the author of “Preparing for the Second Coming” and six best-selling fireside CDs at Deseret Book. Most of all, he loves teaching and being with valiant Christians around the world.