Rev. Eric Estes was born in Long Branch, NJ on December 14th, 1978 and was raised in Central Florida. He was baptized into Christ exactly one month after his birthday on January 14th, 1979. He grew up and was confirmed at Resurrection Lutheran Church of Orlando. After attending Florida International University and earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems Pastor Estes served as an Application Support Specialist at the Peabody Hotel Orlando for three years. He then enrolled at Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 2004. He spent his vicarage year at Shepherd of the Coast in Palm Coast, FL and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2008. Pastor Estes was ordained at his home congregation Prince of Peace in Orlando, FL on June 15th, 2008. He was installed as pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Columbus, GA the following Sunday on June 22nd, 2008. Pastor Estes’ interests in addition to theology and Lutheranism include cooking (especially bbq), reading, movies, road biking and enjoying the outdoors.