In January 2019, Erik Estep, senior pastor of Village Church in Blythewood, was in downtown Columbia – in the pouring rain. Making a hospital visit, he remembered his wife Emily, a Realtor, telling him about the gentrification of Columbia’s historic Elmwood Park neighborhood. “It had been 30 years since I had driven in that neighborhood, […]
During this October Minister Appreciation Month pray for Erik and Emily Estep as he serves as Senior Pastor of Village Church.
Sunday, June 23, 2019: “An Answered Prayer” Church Adoption Decision Made. Today Park Street Baptist Church gathered for worship followed by a business session to vote on allowing Village Church to “adopt” them, and for Park Street to become a campus of Village. I attended Park Street today for worship, prayer, support, and encouragement. They […]
In 2001, Erik Estep was serving Fellowship Baptist Church in Lexington, had never thought about church planting, and on this particular day was at the YMCA to watch his oldest son play soccer. “Like so many pastors, I was spending a lot of time in the church office,” Erik says. “Then, I started going to […]