Eric & Rachelle Himelick
Serving Since: 2015
Ministering In: Upland, IN
Children: Kaylynn, Rebecca, Sarah, Samuel, Esther, and Karissa
Eric and Rachelle Himelick serve as Director of Urban Ministry and Director of Development for EFM. They live with their children at Victory Acres Farm in Upland, IN.
Born in Jackson, MS, Rachelle was first saved at an early age. While in high school at Independence Bible School in Kansas she became established spiritually. She attended Union Bible College and studied music for two years before marrying Eric. “My calling has been primarily as a wife and mother,” says Rachelle, “I feel that my main role is to support my husband and to raise our children for God.”
Eric was born in Upland, IN. Raised in a Christian home, he was saved at the age of 5. When he was a young teen, he felt God’s calling to prepare for ministry. While he did not know what all that might include, he was willing to follow God’s leading wherever it took him. “While doing an internship in college, my eyes were opened to see the need in the cities,” says Eric, “God used those experiences to lead me into urban work.”
Eric graduated in 2000 from Union Bible College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. Eric and Rachelle served as the founding directors of Victory Inner-city Ministries for 15 years before joining EFM in June 2015.
Eric and Rachelle have six children: Kaylynn, Rebecca, Sarah, Samuel, Esther, and Karissa.