Founder of Antioch International Ministries 

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Jim Erb is the founder and president of Antioch International Ministries. As a gifted teacher and respected pastor, he has served in full-time ministry for over 40 years. Today, the Lord uses Jim in areas of apostolic and prophetic ministry in which he emphasizes intercession, revival and compassion for the lost.


Pastor Erb is a native of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from high school. He is also a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and Asbury Theological Seminary.

Following a brief career as a high school teacher in West Middlesex, and two United Methodist pastorates, one near Winchester, Kentucky, and the other in Wampum, Pennsylvania, he and his family spent four years in the Philippines where he served as a United Methodist missionary doing the work of a pastor-evangelist.

Upon his return from overseas, he was employed as Director of the Child Care Division of the Bair Foundation in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, ministering to underprivileged, misguided, and often unwanted teenagers in a Christian foster home program.

From 1972-1976 Pastor Erb lived "by faith" with Jesus People in the barn ministry of Jacob's Ladder Inc. in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

He was an assistant coordinator for Jesus '74, Jesus '76 and Jesus '78, festivals that drew crowds of twenty to forty-five thousand people. He also served as the director of The Western Pennsylvania Christian Life Conference.

In addition to being a guest twice on the 700 Club, he ministers extensively at conferences, retreats, and church functions.

Currently, Pastor Erb oversees Antioch International Ministries, a network of churches and ministries that stretches around the world.

Pastor Erb and his wife Jan have three children and nine grandchildren of their own and have had numerous foster children over the years.