Welcome to ErikSahakian.com

My story began back in the summer of 1990. It was the summer before my sophomore year of high school and I was at a home Bible study at a friend's house. Having grown up in a Christian home, but having never truly lived my life for Jesus, I had just recently rededicated my life to the Lord.

At the Bible study, during a private moment of prayer, I asked the Lord to use my life to help others grow closer to Him, the way He had used others to help me do the same. In that moment, I clearly heard the Holy Spirit tell me, "One day, you will be a pastor."

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Flash forward several decades and I'm humbled and blessed to be an Administrative Pastor at Wildwood Calvary Chapel in Yucaipa, CA, where I regularly teach, counsel, and write. If I had to sum myself up in one statement it would be:

I have a passion to see people develop a profound love for the Bible, an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, and to walk in victory through the power of the Holy Spirit!

I earned my undergraduate degree from Cal State Fullerton in Political Science and I have a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

I'm an avid reader and writer, which has led me to author and co-author numerous books. You can check those out at my online store.

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I also love to travel, which has led me to 26 states and 12 countries where I've had the opportunity to speak about God's Word and to share His love with others.

The best part though is that I get to share life and ministry with my lovely wife, Juanita, and our two children: Skylar and Maksim.