The Kilborn Family
Let us introduce ourselves by starting with the family as a whole. We are a family of five dedicated to serving the Lord with all our hearts, and are facing family and life challenges just like you. Facing life can be difficult, but we have learned that with God all things are possible, and that we can overcome any trial in His strength and ability! Our family began on May 14, 1994 when Eric and Kirsten were married. Since that time, we have worked together as a family to fulfill the will of God for our lives. We are excited to watch God’s plans and purposes for each of us unfold every day, as we continue to follow Him.
After coming to salvation at 5 years old, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at age 6, Eric knew that God wanted him to be in the ministry. From that point the call of God on his life has continued to grow and flourish in him. In reaching for the will of God for his life, Eric attended and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1993, and continued his education and training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he graduated in 1997 with a B. S. degree in Pastoral Studies. He and his wife Kirsten served for many years as volunteers in many different areas of church ministry. All of these areas have added to their knowledge of Pastoral ministry. Pastor Eric has served as a Senior Pastor since 2001, taking on the challenge of pioneering and planting Free Life Church in 2008. The gifts and anointing of the Holy Spirit continue to increase in Eric’s life as he fulfills the call and ministry of God.
Eric enjoys spending time with his family and desires God’s best for each of them. He loves learning new things and taking on new challenges. Outdoor adventures are among his favorite getaways.
Kirsten was born again and filled with the Holy Spirit at a young age. She has always loved the Word of God, and from an early age, looked for ways to “preach the gospel”. Knowing that God was calling her into ministry, Kirsten attended and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1992, continuing her education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Kirsten recently graduated from In Christ International Bible College with a B.A. Degree in Christian Ministry. She has a precious anointing on her life to Pastor alongside Eric as they strive together to reach God’s best for their lives. For the past 7 years God has used her and continues to use her leading the church into intimate worship with the Lord, as well as being involved in children’s ministry. God has gifted her with a teaching ministry within the Church, and the anointing upon her life continues to increase and unfold as she follows after the Lord.
Kirsten is first a wife and mother to her family. What a blessing she is! She has worked hand in hand with Eric and has been a source of strength and encouragement to him. She is a constant source of loving care and encouragement to their active children. Kirsten has a quick mind and enjoys problem solving. She has a competitive spirit, yet abounds in love towards all people. One of her favorite things is going through model homes.
The Kilborn kids are very adventurous and full of energy! All three are just as much a part of what God has called us to as we are, and they enjoy church and ministry life. As parents, we are so proud of them for being willing to follow their parents to the places God has sent them. The Bible says “children are like arrows in the hand of a warrior”, and as we do our best to aim them in the direction God has for them, we are confident that they will hit their mark! Cole, Ethan and Hannah are truly a blessing to us as well as to their church.