The Reverend Dr. Eric George Vickers, Sr. serves with distinction as Senior Pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. As one of Metro Atlanta’s rising leaders and influential voices, he is highly regarded as a caring shepherd, courageous servant, and creative scholar. A lover of laughter and people, Dr. Vickers is affectionately known as “Pastor E” by the doting members of Fairfield. Since accepting the call to lead the vibrant, 2,000-member church on October 1, 2021, Fairfield has experienced a time of excitement and renewal through preaching and teaching, ministry revitalization, administrative advancements, and physical improvements to the 40-acre campus. Fairfield has embraced Pastor Vickers’ ministry vision for the church to become “A Whole People taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World.” Fairfield has grown in worship, discipleship, stewardship, fellowship, and membership in his short leadership time. Launching out in faith, Pastor Vickers is motivated to lead Fairfield forward as a reverent and relevant ministry for every generation.

In nearly 20 years of ministry, Pastor Vickers’ passion for faithful exposition and social justice has yielded opportunities for him to serve churches in both senior staff and pastoral capacities while proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Vickers was licensed and ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Pontiac, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In January 2016, he founded Eric George Vickers Ministries as a 501(c)3 missional extension of his pastoral ministry. Pastor Vickers is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Prince Hall Masons, the 100 Black Men of South Metro, and is a 2023 inductee into the prestigious Morehouse College Board of Preachers. He functions in denominational roles, is seated on several boards, serves as an adjunct professor, and is a sought-after preacher, conference speaker, and lecturer. A loving son, brother, and friend, Dr. Vickers considers his greatest joy as being the devoted father of Eric Jr. and Charese Madison Brielle. 

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