When a Firefighter Is at the Scene of an Accident, It’s Not Usually Like This…

As youth pastor Erik Fitzgerlad continued in ministry, it’s no surprise that his connections to the community got deeper. What is surprising is how his friendship with Matthew Swatzell began.

Sixteen years ago, youth pastor Erik Fitzgerald was married to June. As Erik continued in ministry, the couple’s connections to the community got deeper. So the fact that he has breakfast with Matthew Swatzell frequently to talk about work and home life and God isn’t peculiarly surprising. What is surprising is that their friendship started five years ago…after Matthew fell asleep at the wheel and collided head on with Erik’s wife, daughter and unborn son. Don’t miss this story of faith, forgiveness and friendship!