Pastor Erickson has been the pastor of Jersey Shore Baptist Church since 2002. Having grown up in Ocean County, Pastor Phil has always had a burden for the south Jersey area. After graduating from Bible College in Longview, Texas, he and his family moved to Galloway Township with the vision of digging in and serving the Lord and the people of Atlantic County.
Pastor Phil and Cindy Erickson have been married since 1985 and have four children and seven grandchildren. His oldest son Phil Jr. and his wife, Katelyn, have three boys (Jaxon, Caleb, and Philip III), and serve at the church. Their oldest daughter, Melissa, and her husband Wesley Clayton have a daughter (Amelia) and a son, (Barrett). Wesley is serving our country in the United States Air Force. Daughter number three, Samantha, and her husband Justin Mears have two daughters (Selah & Emmerson) and are serving together in the youth ministry here at the church. Hannah is the youngest daughter, and is still at home with mom and dad.