Pastor Eria Nesbitt
Elder Eria Nesbitt was born in Winnabow, North Carolina. At an early age, she moved to Wilmington. She grew up in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). At a young age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Later, she moved her membership (along with her family) to Holy Trinity Holy Church. Nesbitt remained there until shortly after marrying her husband, the great man of God, Bishop Linwood Nesbitt and became a member of New Covenant Holiness Church (NCHC).
The title of Elder means overseer and shepherd. Being an elder means you have been selected by God to care for the spiritual growth of the flock. Likewise, you are charged to lead that flock to Christian maturity. As elder, she accepted the task and commitment to be a shepherd, guardian, leader, and example for all believers.
Elder Nesbitt says that she must constantly seek the help of God, through prayer and study of his word, so that her service will bring honor to Him and His son, Jesus Christ
In Acts 14:23, Paul and Barnabas appointed elders to every church. Having prayer with fasting, they commended them to the Loard in whom they believed. Paul charged the elders of the church in Ephesus to "Be on guard for your flock, among which the Holy spirit has mad you overseers "shepherds".
Elder Nesbitt is a 1972 graduate of John T. Haggard High School. She attended Miller Motte Business College in 1974, receiving her Typing and Bank Teller Certificate. In 1986, she attended CFCC and received her degree in General Office Technology.l From 1997 to 1998, she took home study courses through Moody Bible institute. In 1998, she received her Associate Degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Christian College (CCC). In 2007, she received her Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies and her Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry both from Word of Faith Christian College and Graduate School (WFOC). In 1976, she was blessed in marriage to Bishop Linwood Nesbitt. Elder Nesbitt thanks God for the past 31 years. God has blessed them with a wonderful family.
When God has a special work to do, He selects special people. Elder Nesbitt thanks God for considering her faithful and calling her to this service.
Elder Nesbitt says that God has done so much for her and has brought her from such a long way in such a short time. Therefor, she knows and appreciates how blessed she is to know God as her personal Savior. Elder Nesbitt's desire is to be used by God in whatever way he desires to do so......that He will be glorified!
Whatsoever her hands find to do, she will do it with all her might!!