Dr. Lopez is an alumnus of Life Pacific having earned his Ph.D. in Theology & Religion from Durham University, located in Durham, United Kingdom. He is an internationally licensed Foursquare minister and has served as senior pastor and young adult pastor with his wife, Tara, in previous ministry positions. He currently participates in the formation of learning materials for the Foursquare Global Council. Eric has served on WASC/WSCUC Assessment, Diversity, and Student Task Force Committees and was selected to be the Faculty Representative for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Eric specializes in the Trinitarian thought of Maximus the Confessor and historical theology with research interests in Biblical Studies, history of biblical interpretation, areas of systematic theology and Ancient Greek. He continues to be active in biblical and theological colloquiums through publications, and presentations and Dr. Lopez will continue to teach in the Traditional Undergraduate Biblical Studies Program.
Director of the Online M.A. in Theological Studies
B.A., Life Pacific University (2003); M.A., George Fox University, 2009; Ph.D., Durham University, 2015
Eric is named after the classic rock artist Eric Clapton.