Eric Porterfield, along with his wife, Alicia, joined the Fifth Avenue staff in August 2016. They have three wonderful boys (Davis, Luke, and Thomas) who are the joy of their lives. A native of North Carolina, Eris is busy blending John Denver's "Country Roads" with James Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind" and liking the mix. He grew up in Greensboro, NC, graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he played on the basketball team, and somehow graduated from Duke Divinity School (MDiv, ThM) while never once ceasing to be a North Carolina Tar Heel fan.
Prior to joining Fifth Avenue Baptist, Eric served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, Sanford, NC (1997-2007), and Senior Pastor at Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilimington, NC (2007-2016).