Revs. Eric & Amber Coulter have served with Global Partners since graduation from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2001. The Coulters served in Swaziland, South Africa for the 2003-2004 years as interns where they experienced both bible college teaching and pastoral care of a struggling church. From those two varied experiences, they felt God leading them to church planting work among an unreached people group. In summer 2006, they first arrived in Durres, Albania to join Global Partners missionaries in starting a Wesleyan church among the Albanian people
The team’s vision is to see an established Albanian community of hopeful, loving disciples of God through the power of Jesus Christ. In order to reach this goal, Eric and Amber have been involved in relationship evangelism, children and teen clubs, and compassionate ministries.
Proverbs 3:5-6 is their life verse, which has proven valuable and directive as they continue to serve where God is leading… “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”(NLT) Direction into missions began for Eric when he became a Christian at 7 and felt a desire to build bridges in foreign lands. Amber was called into full-time ministry at 12 and found a love for various cultures through friendships with international friends. Today, theyare challenged and excited to be building bridges for the Gospel truth to enter the hearts of their Albanian friends.
Philip(‘01), Zane(‘03), Elise(‘06), and Suzana(‘09), have assisted in the ministry of their parents, by breaking down barriers and opening many new channels of relationship. Anya (’11) is the first fully fledged pastor’s kid, as the Coulters have transitioned to pastoral ministry, serving 2 years at Lexington First Wesleyan in the North Carolina West District, and now recently moved to the Illinois District to serve at their second First Wesleyan in Urbana as of July 15th. So far the Coulters have leads and inclinations to work with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, the district youth camp, and encouraging their neighbors, many who are newly impoverished, with a church growing deeper and wider.
Please pray with the Coulter family as they navigate this current chapter of Christ in community!