Erik Whittington was born in Illinois and first began his secular music career in Portland, Oregon where he converted to the pro-life truth through a Life Chain pro-life visibility event.
After converting to Christianity, he decided to give in to God’s call to defend the innocent (Proverbs 24:11). After making noise for the pro-life movement in Portland, he joined Rock for Life in 1995 as assistant director/co-founder while playing guitar for the Christian rock bands Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann, and Twin Sister.
Erik’s pro-life work has been featured in the Washington Times and the cover of The Washington City Paper as well as two secular books, Featured in Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement (Lauren Sandler) & Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock (Andrew Beaujon).
Erik currently resides in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area and serves the Pro-Life Generation as Students for Life’s Director of Operations. This work includes day-to-day operations at SFLA Headquarters, taking care of laptops, phones, and other technology for the team, managing the online store, and merchandising for SFLA’s summer festivals tour and other Christian youth conferences and conventions.
Erik is married to Students for Life’s Executive Vice President, Tina Whittington. They have four beautiful children.
Erik can be contacted at [email protected].
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