Eric Pearson - Pastor Emeritus

Eric Pearson is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the greater New York Metropolitan Area. He received a B.A. in history from Gettysburg College in 1965 and an M.Div from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 1969.

Pastor Pearson’s first call was to Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in North Syracuse, New York. From there he went on to be a Pastor Developer with a call that brought him to Williamson County to plant a Lutheran church in the growing suburbs south of Nashville. A result of that ministry was the congregation that came to be called St. Andrew. Pastor Pearson remained as its pastor for 28 years before being awarded the title of Pastor Emeritus upon retiring from active ministry in 2002. After retirement, he was asked by the ELCA to assist with the redevelopment of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbia/Spring Hill, TN. He remained there 

for three years and left that post in 2006. At that time he was asked to rejoin the staff at St. Andrew as a part-time pastoral assistant for new member development.

Pastor Pearson is married to Connie Pearson, who is retired after a long, distinguished career in nursing.  They have two adult children and three grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and collecting toy trains.