Eric and Jennifer Garcia are the cofounders of the Alliance for Marriage and Family™ (formerly Association of Marriage and Family Ministries, AMFM).
The Alliance was birthed based on the needs they found in their own church and the need to resource and equip marriages and families of all ages and stages of life. Access to quality resources became a priority in building an ongoing, sustainable church ministry. Through the Alliance, Eric and Jennifer, in cooperation with their ministry partners, have seen God work in powerful ways to strengthen marriages and families through churches and community organizations.
Eric and Jennifer’s experience in serving in the leadership of the marriage and family ministries of Scottsdale Bible Church and North Bible Church (a church plant of Scottsdale Bible Church), along with advising/training hundreds of churches across the country, gives them a unique depth of ministry experience.
The Garcias are the authors of the Couple-to-Couple Marriage Mentoring™ Ministry Model and Training Program, and Marriage and Family Ministry Made Simple™. Their passion and calling is to encourage and train churches in couples’ mentoring. as well as to help them build marriage and family ministries which strengthen and grow the local congregation.
Hosting annual marriage and family ministry training conferences, being a national partner of Fireproof (the movie), co-creating www.fireproofmymarriage.com, launching the 40 Day Love Dare online community (with over 150,000 participants), distributing tens of thousands of The Love Dare books around the world, working with military chaplains, encouraging church staff, lay leaders and marriage and family ministry leaders to continue their ministry work are just part of what keeps the Garcias involved in this vital area of ministry.
Eric and Jennifer have been married since 1991. They have four adult children, and live in Phoenix, Arizona.