Pastor’s Desk

Elder Eric L. Waldon
First Lady Felecia Waldon


Elder Waldon is the Pastor of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves on the Faculty
of the Baptist Bible Institute (BBI) and is a member of its Board of Trustees.
Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia Elder’s boyhood dream was to become a successful businessman. Having 
earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from The University of the South (Sewanee, TN), he became
Marketing Representative for a major Fortune 500 company and later a Banking Officer with a large national
Believing he was on his way to a successful business career, Elder soon learned that God had other plans
for his future. Answering God’s call to the Gospel Ministry, he began his pursuit to attain a Master’s Degree
at  Dallas Theological Seminary.
Having a wide variety of ministry experiences, Elder has served as a Minister of Music, Director of Christian
Education, a Senior Pastor and as Executive Director of an inner city ministry – all in his adopted home state
of  Tennessee.
He has published a book, Prayer and Its Practice along with two booklets: Why Evening Service and From
Jailbird to Free Bird and is currently completing his second book. Elder’s hobbies include music (his mother
made him take classical piano lessons from 2nd -12th grade) writing songs, singing and watching his boys
play sports.
Elder is noted for his profound, yet simple style of expository preaching, his passion for ministry, teaching
God’s Word and reaching the lost.
Elder is married to Felecia and they have two sons, Daniel (“DJ”) and Corey and one granddaughter Skylar.