Eric Gilbert is a husband, father, pastor, and leader with a heart for rural communities. 


Serving as the founding and senior pastor of 3trees church (a multi-site church in Kentucky), he has now been in full-time ministry for over 20 years.  He also continues to travel quite extensively speaking at churches and conferences; having preached over 6,500 times since 1998.


Eric is passionate about equipping people with the Word so that they may be empowered by the Holy Spirit.  And, he also has a heart for outreach ministry which has led him to serve as the Executive Director of Captivate.Global, Inc.; a church planting and outreach ministry with a variety of diverse need-meeting ministry endeavors and partnerships. 


In other moments of serving, he is honored to be a part of the Ministry Leaders Advisory Council of Oral Roberts University and the Board of Directors for Serving Paraguay Children's Home.  

Eric is married to his high school sweetheart, Mandy.  Together, they lead Curation Committee, LLC; a consultation service specializing in leadership development, staff structuring, rebranding, and church growth strategies.  Eric & Mandy have lived their entire lives in south-central Kentucky, and they greatly enjoy trout fishing with their two children, Dawson and Natalie. Mandy is also especially fond of spending time with her horses, when she isn't engaged in serving alongside Eric at 3trees Church as the Creative Director or at Captivate.Global as the Communications Director.