Rev. Eric J. Titus, Th.D.
Pastor Eric came to St. John's Reformed Church in March 2012. Prior to this he was serving as senior lecturer in theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, as a missionary for the Reformed Church in America. While in Croatia he also served in many capacities for Bishop Endre Langh (ret.) of the Reformed Christian Church in Croatia. His wife, Nancy, also taught at the seminary as the head of the English department. Together they served the people of Croatia for eight years. Pastor Eric and Nancy have three children: Samuel, Valerie, and Penelope, who spent their formative childhood years in Croatia. If you talk to them about football, they’ll say it is a sport played with the feet where a ball is kicked into a goal. The big sports event in the Titus house is the FIFA World Cup, played every four years.
Before moving to Croatia, Pastor Eric was the minister at the First Reformed Church in Fishkill, N.Y. He also served as Associate Pastor at El Dorado Park Community Church, Long Beach, Calif. (also an RCA church). During his tenure in Fishkill, Pastor Eric served two terms as President of Mid-Hudson Classis and on the executive committee of Regional Synod of New York.
While in Europe, Pastor Eric earned a Doctorate in Theology in Systematic Theology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He also holds an M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School and an M.A. and B.A. in Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University. He has published numerous articles. Pastor Eric is also a trained mediator through the Mediation Skills Training Institute of the Lombard-Mennonite Peace Center and has certification through Eastern Mennonite University in Stress, Trauma, Resilience and Awareness Program. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Training at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
Pastor Eric has been deeply influenced by the theologies of Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann, Eberhard Jüngel, and John Calvin and in addition to his ministry at St. John's is writing articles and books for publication.