meet the pastor

Eric Groce

Church Planter & Lead Pastor

Pastor Eric is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with highest honors and a degree in ministry leadership. He stands tall at 6’6” and has a booming voice, but a warm smile and kind heart. He met his wife Jennifer while attending Western Illinois University and they have been married for over 20 years. They have two almost adult children, Alex (20) and Sabrina (17).  Eric and his family moved to Genoa over a year ago to plant Gospel Life Bible Church. He is committed to the community of Genoa and even works two days a week at the local hardware store to connect with folks even more. But more than anything, Eric is passionate about the Gospel and excited to tell people about how Jesus Christ changed his life.