Erik Lawson

Erik Lawson is the Founding / Senior Pastor of Element Church in Wentzville, MO with a thriving congregation of 8,000 people that reaches a global audience each week. In addition to his pastoral leadership, Erik is also an accomplished author and keynote speaker at conferences across the globe.

As the Senior Pastor of Element Church, Erik provides teaching, leadership, and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave him to plant a church in the St. Louis Area, he along with a small group of people launched Element Church in January 2006. He has been in ministry for over 30 years and is known for his innovative approach to communication.

Prior to Element, Erik served as the Lead Youth Pastor of Church on The Move’s nationally acclaimed youth ministry, Oneighty©, overseeing the nation’s largest local-church youth ministry reaching more than 3,000 students every week. His heart is to equip leaders to change the world through practical leadership based on biblical principles.



Even though life is full of unpredictable moments, we don’t have to be controlled by fear. With God there is a sweeter way to dissolve the worry away and life a better life.


If we aren’t careful, we can bottle up our emotions to the point where we explode. Before we end up spraying hurtful words on those around us, it’s time to find the release valve.


Life is full of choices but it’s up to us to determine how it all stacks up. When we place our priorities in the God’s order, we have the right strategy to win in the game of life.