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Honoring Author and Pastor Eric J. Campbell

Eric J. Campbell grew-up in Colleton County, where he attended school, played sports, sang on the high school chorus and graduated from Walterboro High School. Campbell then enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and left for Fort Jackson directly after graduation. Through the military, he actively served his country for eight years. After his service in the National Guard Campbell attended Orangeburg Technical College and became a licensed insurance agent opening his own agency named “Eric J. Campbell Agency.”
“After successfully opening and running my own agency, I decided to step forth with a bold new message in my life,” said Campbell. “I sold my insurance business, became a Certified Senior Advisor and a Licensed Real Estate Agent,” he said. To this day one of Campbell’s hobby is buying and selling real-estate as an investor, he said.
“I weathered many storms of transformation in my life and through it all I declared new thinking, new business and new patterns of living my life,” said Campbell. “I learned much more about God’s goodness and grace while dealing with much despair,” he said.
In 1999, Campbell became ordained as a Pastor and later, in 2004, founded New Covenant Word for Life Ministries, a non-denominational church in Colleton County. “The revelation and acceptance to forget former things of the past God set forth the next division of change helping me to realize there is a season for everything,” said Campbell. The church itself experienced transformation which lead to changing the name of the church to Word for Life Ministries located at 208 Chaplin St. in Walterboro, SC. The church continues to be a fast-growing impactful ministry and is very active with various community outreach projects. “I understand that no matter how great a season is, the next one will come and with continued obedience, restoration to new positions and with renewed sensibility I will continue to evolve,” said Campbell. In addition, pastoring Word for life Ministries Campbell works as a hospice liaison with Amedisys Hospice. As Campbell thirst for knowledge continued, he returned to school to pursue a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Christian counseling. “I’m always preparing for the next chapters in my life lead by God with the wisdom he imparts to my spirit,” said Campbell.
As if he wasn’t busy enough, Campbell recently released his first book titled “Getting Past the Facts: Don’t Let Someone’s Opinion Become Your Fact.” The book is about believing God at His word, instead of just believing that there is a God. Campbell hopes that when people read this book, they will open themselves to God to receive the revelation that God desires for them to receive based on where they are in their own personal spiritual development. “God’s word becomes a fact when you trust Him at His word and believe Him to perform His word,” said Campbell.
Campbell currently reside in Walterboro and has two children, Jessica a freshman at Wofford College and Eric Justin Campbell an 8th grade student at Colleton County Middle School.

Editor’s Note:
In honor of Black History Month, this newspaper is bringing to you the stories of our black community throughout the month of February.

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