Ollie Erickson grew up dreaming of attending the US Air Force Academy and becoming a fighter pilot. These dreams came true, but it wasn’t until his first flying assignment that he came to know the Lord and Ollie’s life was transformed. He and his wife Casey soon moved to Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, where he became an instructor pilot. Twenty years later, he still flies and teaches the next generation of pilots the combat skills needed to fight and win in defense of our nation.
Ollie particularly enjoys opportunities discipling younger men through regular one-on-one meetings, his own life having been greatly impacted by an older man who modeled this mentorship. Of course, some of his greatest joys are the six children that he and Casey are blessed with. They all love their annual trip to the Colorado mountains enjoying the cool, dry air (a brief respite from Mississippi summers!) and incredible vistas.
A TeenPact Dad, Ollie chaperoned his first State Class in 2018 and was blown away seeing what Jesus was doing in this ministry. He’s loved serving as a Chaperone in the years since and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as a Class Director!