Pastor Eric Gash was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a 4-year Letterman as a member of the Tarheel's Football team. After moving to the Caribbean in 1994, Pastor Eric rededicated his life to Christ and has been on fire for the Lord ever since! He served the Lord as Worship Leader while at Thankful Family Church in Barbados, and was ordained through Caribbean Life Ministries as a Pastor in January 2006. He and his family moved back to Hendersonville in 2008, and planted Speak Life Community Church.
Pastor Eric also served as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Hendersonville High School until 2019. He currently serves as the principal at Bruce Drysdale Elementary School.
He and Katy have been married since June of 1996 and have been blessed with 3 amazing children - Kelan, Jacob and Maya.