Eric Bancroft

Grace Church Miami, Florida
Lead Church Planter
Miami Florida
Grace Church Miami
June 1

About My Family

I have lived all over the country, including South Florida, where my wife and I met and married. My wife, Danelle, and I have been married for 23 years, and we have three teenage sons: Isaac (17), David (16) and Jeremiah (16).

About My Church Plant

After serving as a senior pastor at an established church in Indianapolis for 10 years, I decided to step down and start all over again by planting a church. Having left South Florida 20 years ago (in Los Angeles for 10 years and Indianapolis for 10 years), my family and I have now returned to Miami to plant a church. It is humbling that God has asked me to prioritize the advancement of the gospel and the salvation of the lost over my comfort or conveniences. This is always a good thing.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


Pray that we would plant a healthy church that not only connects non-Christians with the gospel but also pastors Christians who are struggling as spiritual orphans. Pray that we would see many come to faith in Christ and live transformed lives. Pray that we would pursue ministry at a pace that does not lead to burnout and despair.


Pray for us, and let us know that you are doing so. It helps hold our arms up during this battle. Provide for us by helping financially support us in these early years when the church can't provide for itself. Participate with us by asking your pastor for a "clean bill of health" to come down and join the church plant team.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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