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Eric Porter

Eric runs on Jesus, coffee, and dark chocolate, which gives him the energy to keep up with his four biological children, two adopted children, and beautiful wife. He is a talented communicator and lover of people, especially Oklahoma fans (Boomer Sooner!). He has been a credentialed minister for 20 years and was a pastor in local church ministry for 12 years. Since 2012, he has been in full-time orphan care ministry with the vision to train Church leaders to develop a foster care, adoption, and support ministry. Eric serves Backyard Orphans as our Founder and President.

Specialties & Topics
  • Sunday Services
  • Conferences
  • Men’s Events
  • Next Gen Ministry Leaders
  • Child Welfare Events
  • Missionary Events
  • Fundraising
  • Retreats
  • Marriage Events
  • CASA Events
  • Leadership Training

Trisha Porter

Trisha is happily married to her best friend, Eric. Their quiver is full with four homemade children and two adopted children. As credentialed ministers and U.S. Missionaries they travel equipping the local church to care for the orphan, together leading Backyard Orphans. Trish is also a homeschool momma and loves it most of the time. (She occasionally dreams of public school.) She loves making people laugh because life’s too short to NOT be joyful. (And laughing burns calories, which is so much easier than exercising!)

Specialties & Topics
  • Women’s Events
  • Event Emcee
  • Comedy
  • Sunday services
  • Missionary Events
  • Fundraising 
  • Marriage Events

Airika Williams

Airika Williams is a recently married Okie with a heart to help churches reach kids and youth from hard places. She graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and is passionate about communicating the Gospel in a clear and captivating way. As an ordained minister of 9 years, Airika served her local church as a Next Gen Pastor and Teen Challenge Adolescent Centers as a Discipleship Coordinator. She is now a missionary chaplain with the Assemblies of God. When God called her to equip the local church, He opened the door for her to join Backyard Orphans as our Program Director.

Specialties & Topics
  • Sunday Services
  • Conferences
  • Next Gen Ministry Leaders
  • Missionary Events 
  • Teen Challenge 
  • Student Services

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