Senior Pastor:

ERic Troyer

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to church. However, I was not saved and born

again until I was 12, when I was convicted of my sin by the Holy Spirit and repented in the living

room of my home.

As I matured in my faith and began to serve in the church I began to realize I had a

calling to ministry. My wife, Leila, and I joined Exciting Southeast Baptist Church in August of

2003 serving as the Music Minister; in April 2005 I also became the Youth Pastor when that

position became available, stepping into full time ministry. I served in that dual role for 13 years

until I was asked to become the Associate Pastor while remaining Music Minister. In June of

2019 God placed a call on our lives to pursue a Senior Pastor position. In August of 2019 we

accepted that call at Utopia Baptist Church.

My wife, Leila, and I have 4 beautiful girls: Abby, Maggie, Cady, and Hadlee, and 1

handsome boy, Cameron. Families have always been a central part of our ministry. Our vision

as we lead in ministry is to see whole families come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and

serve together in a local church.

In all things I try to live by Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his

righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I encourage you all to seek

Jesus first in all you do, recognizing that it’s all about HIM!

Students/ Worship pastor - Cody sanders

My call to ministry began shortly after I answered the call to salvation in Oct, 2008. I began serving in any way that I could, from leading worship, and children's ministry, to cleaning toilets and stacking chairs. I knew God had called me to serve His church and I was eager to answer that call. I am privileged to be able to serve as husband to my amazing wife Aubrey and father to our precious daughter Annabelle. Aubrey and I have been married since October of 2013 and have been serving in ministry together for the last 7 years. I have a passion to see a generation of young believers with bold faith, rise up and be a voice in the church and stand for truth throughout the world in which they live in.