The transition task force and the board of elders at Parkview Church are excited to announce the coming of a new senior pastor.  Pastor James Erwin was called after an affirmation vote on November 14, 2021 and accepted the call a few days later.   Pastor Jim and family currently minister at Dix Hills Evangelical Free Church in Long Island, New York.   They hope to arrive in Rapid City on or around January 10, 2022.

Pastor Jim and wife Monica both grew up in south central Iowa, met at the University of Iowa and married after graduation.  Sensing the call to full-time pastoral ministry, within a year or so Jim enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he completed a Master in Theology degree in New Testament studies, graduating in 2003.  Previous pastorates include Twynholm Baptist Church in London, England; senior pastor at Wellspring EFC in Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and currently finishing almost four years at Dix Hills EFC.    Jim was ordained with the Evangelical Free Church in January, 2016.

Jim has been married to his wife, Monica, since 1998.   They have three children:  Jacob (17), Macie (12), and William (10).