Conversation with Erik Sahakian
Erik‘s story began back in the summer of 1990. It was the summer before his sophomore year of high school and he was at a home Bible study at a friend’s house. Having grown up in a Christian home, but having never truly lived his life for Jesus, Erik had just recently rededicated his life to the Lord.
At the Bible study, during a private moment of prayer, Erik asked the Lord to use his life to help others grow deeper in their Christian walk. Unexpectedly, he clearly heard the Holy Spirit say, “One day, you will be a pastor.”
Flash forward several decades and Erik is humbled and blessed to be an Administrative Pastor at Wildwood Calvary Chapel in Yucaipa, CA, where he regularly teaches, counsels, and writes.
Erik is driven by 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!
He earned his undergraduate degree from Cal State Fullerton in Political Science and has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.
Erik is an avid reader and writer, which has led him to author and co-author numerous books, including his most recent, Don’t Worry About A Thing, a biblical study on overcoming worry and anxiety, which is available on his website and Amazon.
He also loves to travel, which has led him to 28 states and 13 countries where he’s had the opportunity to speak about God’s Word and to share His love with others.
The best part though is that Erik gets to share life and ministry with his lovely wife, Juanita, and their two children: Skylar and Maksim.