Eric Lige

Worship Director

Eric is grateful for the chance to learn from other cultures and to make a lasting impression on students, staff, and faculty across the nation through a diverse blend of worship styles. He has been mentoring InterVarsity worship leaders and leading conferences for the past five and a half years. Beyond having a strong influence in San Diego, California where he’s lived for the past 17 years, Eric has partnered with various organizations and churches in Greece, Japan, and South Africa. He’s also known as an international recording artist, performing across the world and with the Grammy Foundation and other Hollywood productions. 

Comfort Foods:

Sweet potato pie and iced chai

Favorite Music Genre:


Favorite Verse:

“Romans 12:1. It defines worship perfectly.”

Favorite Bible Character:

“Moses because so many times in life I knew God was calling me to something, but I’d try to disqualify myself.”

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

 “To Puerto Rico right now to help my friends rebuild”

Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

“Donut (Krispy Kreme to be exact) / Tea (aka chai)”

What’s on your bucket list?

“Taking an extended road trip with a friend”

When I think of college, I think of . . .

“many sleepless nights.”

Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, The Next Worship by Sandra Van Opstal, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero

What are you reading right now?

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 


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