Pastor Eric Smith
Eric Smith was elected elder at Collinsville Bible Church in 2004. Prior to his tenure at Collinsville, he was an assistant pastor at Colchester Bible Baptist Church in Colchester Connecticut from 1994 to 2004. Pastor Eric holds a Masters in Divinity from Bob Jones University which he received in 1995. He has been married to the former Heidi Gronquist since 1999 and they have four wonderful children, Abigail, Borden, Hudson and Chloe. Heidi is one of the primary pianists at Collinsville and has led several women’s bible studies.
Pastor Eric has brought to Collinsville a renewed heart for the lost as he serves on the Arabic Bible Outreach Ministries (www.arabicbible.org) board of trustees. He has taught several classes at Northeast School of Theology and Missions (of which he is a former board member). Pastor Eric is full time at Collinsville and is our regular preacher at each of our services.
Stephen Blake - Elder
Stephen Blake was elected elder at Collinsville Bible Church in 2019. Before he became an elder, he served Collinsville since he started attending in 2003. He grew up in Searsport, ME, serving Lighthouse Bible Church in that town. Stephen holds a Certificate of Ministry from Northeastern School of Theology and Missions as well as an Associate's Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He was married to Lauren in 2011, and they have three children: Malcolm, Gervais, and Sterling.
Stephen has been serving as Collinsville's worship leader since 2012. He has a conviction and passion for congregational music; theologically sound hymns, modern and ancient; and accessible words on screen and in books. Stephen also teaches on occasion, often on Sunday Evenings. As a lay minister, Stephen works full time as a CAD Drafter in New Hampshire.