Eric & Mandy Gilbert are high school sweethearts who have lived their entire lives in south-central Kentucky. Eric greatly enjoys trout fishing, and Mandy is especially fond of spending time with her horses. They have two teenage children, Dawson, who is quite the basketball player, and Natalie, a budding entrepreneur.
Specific to Eric & Mandy as individuals:
Eric is passionate about seeking the lost and discipling the found, so believers can be equipped by the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Serving as the founding and senior pastor of 3trees church, he has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. He continues to travel preaching at churches, colleges, and conferences–delivering the Gospel over 7,500 times since 1998.
Eric holds a Certificate of Master Class in Ministry (Pastor's University; Baton Rouge, LA) and a Master's Degree in Practical Theology (Oral Roberts University; Tulsa, OK). He is also currently completing his doctorate of ministry at ORU.
Mandy loves outreach ministry and graphic design. She serves as the Creative Director of 3trees Church and the Executive Director of Captivate.Global, Inc. Captivate is the outreach arm of 3trees Church specializing in funding church plants and outreach ministry with a variety of diverse global need-meeting ministry endeavors and partnerships. To date, Captivate has sponsored over 25 church plants in China, and monthly feeds hundreds of children worldwide. Each week, Captivate also sends the message of the Gospel across Kentucky and beyond through multiple radio, TV, and podcast outlets.
Together, Eric & Mandy also lead Curation Committee, LLC, a consultation service specializing in leadership development, staff structuring, rebranding, and church growth strategies. They are passionately in love, and that love is displayed in everything they do--from shared office spaces to private prayer times. We are thankful for their leadership giftings, and we are grateful to have them as our pastoral family.