Erin Ruddle

Erin Ruddle

Director of Preschool & Children's Ministry

As director of Houston’s First Preschool and Children’s Ministry, I am passionate about equipping parents to be primary disciple makers of their children and empowering the church to be the church in their own neighborhoods. I am burdened for my community, and committed to extending the love of Christ to the next generation.

I’ve been leading First Friends and First Kids, ministries for birth through fifth grade, at the Cypress Campus since its launch in April 2013. Previously, I was on the children’s ministry staff at The Loop Campus for five years when God called my family — Elijah, Isaac, Savannah Sunshine and Penelope Buttercup — and me out to plant the new campus. My four amazing children bring joy, excitement and adventure to my life!

Prior to my move to Houston in 2008, I was on staff at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. I also attended the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in English and Education.