Rev. Eric E. Maggio graduated from Baylor University in 2000 and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2003. He has served on the staff of several churches in Texas, Virginia, and California, and has served as a supply preacher cross-denominationally.

Pastor Eric has planted four churches, three through the North American Mission Board including most notably “Church at the Beach IB” which is celebrating 12 years as a church and was at one time the largest and fastest growing Baptist church in the City of Imperial Beach.  It was even featured on the front page of the 2013 May edition of Christian Examiner. His sermons are online, and are presently being downloaded and listened to on several continents around the globe.

During his ministry he has served as a Senior Pastor, a youth pastor, a children’s pastor, a worship leader and a church planter in mega churches and smaller churches in both rural and urban settings.

Pastor Eric holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.  In 1996 he founded the Christian Martial Arts System: a ministry which has held Christ-centered martial arts training in public and private schools, a university, and a number of churches in several US states.