MEET THE STAFF
Lead & Founding Pastor
Eleazar Garza Jr.
Eric Hoke is the Lead and Founding Pastor of All Saints Church. Eric and his wife Sarah started the church around their dining room table on Lincoln Avenue with no money, no people, and no support – just a dream from God to impact the South Bronx, a community they love, with the Gospel of Grace.
Eric loves to read, listen to podcasts, and can quote the TV show, The Office, in its entirety. He loves the Yankees, but his true sports allegiance is to his home team of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Eric holds a Bachelors degree in Religion, a Masters degree in Biblical Literature and has been trained in the ministry by Redeemer City to City and the North American Mission Board.
Eric has helped lead churches in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Queens. Eric and his family live in the Concourse neighborhood in the South Bronx.
Eleazar Garza Jr. serves as Executive Pastor for All Saints Church. After moving to NYC from Texas in 2016, Eleazar graduated from the All Saints Pastoral Residency Program and became the first pastor to be commissioned in the church. He currently oversees the ministry teams, finances, and leadership development at the church.
Eleazar spends his free time riding his bicycle and exploring the city. He enjoys traveling, reading books, watching/playing sports (especially basketball), watching movies/TV shows, and eating delicious food. Eleazar is a very faithful follower of the Spurs, Bulls, and the Chicago Bears.
Eleazar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology. He previously served as a youth pastor at a Church revitalization project in Arlington, Texas. Eleazar currently resides in Mott Haven in the South Bronx.