Eric Rivera


Eric brings a long history of partnership with Cru and a passion for God’s Word.

Eric is the Lead Pastor at The Brook, a multiethnic church in Chicago that he and his team planted in 2013. Eric is passionate for mobilizing the church to be on mission in an urban context. He has a B.A. in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Trinity.

He is the author of Christ is Yours: The Assurance of Salvation in the Puritan Theology of William Gouge. He married his best friend Erikah in 2003 and together are parents to three children. In addition to serving at The Brook, Eric and Erikah are on the national speaker team for FamilyLife’s Weekend To Remember marriage getaways and contributors to The Art of Parenting video series.

You can follow him on Twitter at @drericrivera.