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Leadership

Co-Founders

Eric and Jennifer Garcia are the co-founders of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM).

AMFM was birthed based on needs they found in their own church and on their belief that the church must lead, by example, the movement to strengthen marriages and families in a community.

Eric and Jennifer served for seven years as lay leaders on the marriage ministry team at Scottsdale Bible Church, launching and leading the Couple-to-Couple Marriage Mentoring™ ministry. Today, they continue to train churches on how to organize and launch successful couple’s mentoring ministries.

The Garcias are leveraging their experience at Scottsdale Bible Church and AMFM serving as lay leaders of the marriage ministry at North Bible Church (a church plant of Scottsdale Bible Church).

Eric and Jennifer are the authors and trainers of the Couple-to-Couple Marriage Mentoring™ model and the Marriage Matrix™. They speak nationally on marriage and family ministry, conduct marriage enrichment seminars/workshops and consult churches and other organizations on how to build effective, proactive and sustainable ministries to strengthen marriages and families.

Eric advises various foundations, publishers, ministries, community marriage initiatives and other organizations in his role at AMFM. With his background in consulting and forming partnerships with organizations like Provident/Sony, Outreach, Focus on the Family, Promise Keepers, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Moody Bible Institute and Gaither Music, he feels equipped to serve on many levels. Eric also serves on the Marriage CoMission National Steering Committee.

Through AMFM, Eric and Jennifer have hosted an annual marriage and family ministry conference since 2004 training churches and leaders from around the world. In 2008, AMFM was selected as a national facilitating partner for the blockbuster movie Fireproof. They published the first of its kind Marriage and Family Resource Guide in 2009, providing churches with a tool for accessing quality resources and relevant ministries. In 2010 AMFM launched CONNECT!, a weekend event to reach leaders across the country by bringing marriage and family ministry training directly to a community.

As the past owners of several businesses, the Garcias feel their unique approach in blending business principles and ministry passion complements their work today.

Married in 1991, Eric and Jennifer have four children: Hudson, Erika and twin boys, Elliot and Wesley.

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