Eric and Shala are husband and wife worship leaders and songwriters. The pair met in the summer of 1990 at Eric's church. Eric is from Lancaster Pennsylvania and Shala is from Cisco Texas. After dating long distance for four years they got married in November of 1994. Since then they have been leading worship together and serving the local church. Eric and Shala currently reside in Cincinnati with four children, Chandler, Ashtyn, Addy and Annsley.
Their passion is seeing people come alive through encounters with Jesus. Together their worship is powerful and unique. Their songs carry hope, healing and declare the faithfulness of God that flows from their history with Him.
On August 11th, 2017 Eric & Shala released their first debut worship EP "Fearless" recorded at Feng Sway Studio & Produced by Gabriel Wilson.
“I have known Eric and Shala as very close friends for almost 12 years now. I can say without hesitation that they are the most genuine and pure hearted couple I know. They are real worshippers and their life reflects it on every level. What you see on the platform is what you get from them in real life. Love, joy and sincerity mark them and they have a God given gift to facilitate true encounters with God everywhere they are. Their sound is fresh and their songs are powerful. My life has been the richer for knowing them. I highly recommend their ministry.”
-Tony Sutherland, Speaker, Author, Worship Leader, Atlanta, GA
"Eric and Shala are truly an incredible team who bring nothing short of “Authentic and Transparent Worship” unto the Lord for the Body of Christ. Their ministry not only empowers and equips the worshipper, but it transports them straight to the heart and presence of God. It’s amazing how much I have seen them grow in wisdom, passion and pursuit to minister to the broken. It’s truly a delight to see how God is using them to create life-changing worship atmospheres. All for the glory of God!”
-James White, Worship Pastor, Worship Architect, Vocal Coach, Savannah GA
"Eric and Shala are a gifted, blessed, anointed couple. Their ministry to the body of Christ is empowering, equipping, and edifying. Everything they do is done with professional excellence. However, what stands out the most to me is their unwavering, humble, loving hearts. It's out of that heart they are able to lead people into the presence of the One who has given them a heart like His. I encourage you to open your heart to them and the music God is flowing through them. You will be the better from it, we are!"
-Pastor Tom Gillespie, New Vision Church, Harrison OH
"Eric and Shala offer authenticity, enthusiasm, and sincerity. Their music flows from a heart of worship, and they have a unique way of drawing others into that, with them. Kingdom-minded and a delight to work with, Eric and Shala have been captured by the beauty and love of God. That is reflected in their beautiful music and the love that they exhibit within their family, and to all those around them."
-Hunter & Heather Barnes, Lead Pastors, City Church, Cincinnati OH