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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 23 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 CEO.

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

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