Dr. Eric Mason aka “Pastor E” and affectionately called “the Bishop” is the founder and senior pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. He is married to Yvette and has three sons, Immanuel, Nehemiah, Ephraim and one living daughter, Amalyah. After over two decades of gospel ministry, Dr. Mason has become known for his unquenchable passion to see the glory of Jesus Christ robustly and relevantly engaged in broken cities with the comprehensive gospel. Urban ministry is the heartbeat of his ministry and calling.
He is the founder and President of Thriving, an urban resource organization committed to developing leaders for ministry in the urban context. Dr. Mason has written three books: Manhood Restored, Beat God to the Punch, and Unleashed.
Dr. Mason has been graced by God to preach and teach at churches and conferences in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of multiple earned degrees, including a BS in Psychology from Bowie State University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctoral degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Mason has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston Texas and Biblical Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia.
Dr. Mason serves through the local church in helping coach and train families to plant churches in cities locally, nationally, and internationally. Specifically, over the last 4 to 5 years through Epiphany Fellowship, they have and are planting in Camden, NJ, Lawncrest section of Philly, Brooklyn, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Wilmington, DE, and Baltimore, MD. Also through Epiphany Fellowship, they are helping to plant 14 churches in Africa.
Dr. Mason considers himself a foodie, coffee snob and enjoys reading, writing, art, and biking.