Phil Erickson Sr. - Senior Pastor
Pastor Erickson has been the pastor of Jersey Shore Baptist Church since 2001. 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 his wife Cindy have been married since 1985 and have four children and ten grandchildren. His oldest son Phil Jr. and his wife, Katelyn, have four boys (Jaxon, Caleb, Philip III, and Kade), and serve at First Baptist Church of Cottondale in Paradise Texas. Their oldest daughter, Melissa, and her husband Wesley Clayton have a daughter (Amelia) and two sons, (Barrett and Hayes). Wesley is serving our country in the United States Air Force. Daughter number two, Samantha, and her husband Justin Mears have two daughters (Selah, and Emmerson) and a son (Westin) and are serving together in the youth ministry here at the church. Hannah is the youngest daughter, has graduated from Vision Baptist College in Berlin NJ, and is serving at First Baptist Church of Cottondale in Paradise Texas.