Meet Eric W. Ramsey
Eric W. Ramsey is an international evangelist, and cross-cultural communications and mission strategist; and serves as president of Tom Cox World Ministries, leading ongoing evangelism and church planting work on four continents. He is a frequent preacher and speaker for evangelism conferences, mission conferences, as well as church-based events. Eric regularly leads strategic international mission teams throughout the world, works with churches to develop Acts 1:8 global missions strategies.
In addition, he is the currently the elected president (2012-2013) of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, and the elected president (2011-2012) of the Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries.
He served eight years as the communications strategist and enlistment manager in the Church Planting Group of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. During that time, he was the co-founding editor and managing editor of Church Planting & Evangelism Today, managing editor of The Planter Update, project manager for Light Up the Nation, on the development team and national steering team for the Acts 1:8 Challenge, and chairman of the North American Acts 1:8 Challenge leadership team. He also served as a liaison between the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. His combined experience and education in broadcasting, marketing, pastoral ministry, and missions bring a fresh relevance to his concepts and strategies.
He is the co-executive producer for the Emmy Award nominated documentary The Changing Face of Worship which aired on ABC in 2004. Eric W. Ramsey (with Ed Stetzer) wrote Strategic Outreach, ©2005 Outreach, Inc. This resource was featured in Pastor, Rick Warren’s Ministry Tool Box. He co-authored the book, Bivocational Church Planters: Uniquely Wired for Kingdom Growth, with Steve Nerger, ©2007 NAMB. In addition, he is a contributing writer for several NAMB books and manuals including, Acts 1:8 Challenge, Kingdom Builders, Mediating the Message, Seven Steps to Plant a Church, GPS Tour Manual, Calling Out the Called; and since 1993 has written many articles published in various periodicals. In 2000, he developed the first Spanish language national media campaign for Southern Baptists, Nuestra Familia, Su Familia.
He has a B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University and M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Gaye Ramsey, gospel singer/recording artist and women’s speaker. Eric, his wife, Gaye, and their two children Andrew, 19, a college student, and Alisha, 16, who travels and ministers with Eric and Gaye most of the year. They have a home in Mountainburg, Arkansas.