Rev. Erica L. Hayes is the Associate Pastor of The Engrafted Word Family Church and founder of Erica L. Hayes Ministries. Gifted with a heart of compassion and genuine love for others, she is a definite asset to this Ministry team. Married to Dr. Brian Hayes for over 15 years and the mother of two called and chosen children, Pastor Erica (as she is known by those at The Engrafted Word) is a true gift to the Body of Christ.
Raised as the daughter of a Pentecostal Preacher, Erica had seen her share of the hard side of ministry. Though she had given her heart to the Lord at a young age, Erica became disheartened by the hypocrisy she saw demonstrated by some Christians, so she rebelled and spent several years away from the Lord.
After realizing that she could not continue without Jesus, Erica surrendered her life to the Lord and His call upon her life. Shortly thereafter she met and married Dr. Brian Hayes and together with her husband, she founded and co-pastors The Engrafted Word Family Church in Ohio.
Pastor Erica has worked diligently alongside her husband and has served as Praise and Worship Leader, Teacher, Prayer Coordinator, Associate Pastor and mentor to the ladies of the congregation.
Feeling a leading from the Lord to do more outside the four walls of the Church, Pastor Erica founded Erica L. Hayes Ministries as an outreach of her teaching ministry and ministers to women on topics such as who they are in Christ, their rights and privileges as Believers and how to grow in their relationship with the Lord and enhance their relationships with others. Pastor Erica holds a Bachelors and Masters in Christian Education through Christian Bible College and Seminary in Independence Missouri.