Erik Whittington is the director of Rock for Life, a network of bands, musicians, artists (over 800!) and their fans who use their talents to provide life-affirming solutions to counter the assaults on the right to life. RFL works to educate, activate, mobilize and unite pro-life youth to fight against the attacks made against the most innocent of all human beings.
Erik 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 while playing guitar for Christian rock bands Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann and Twin Sister. Since then Erik has overseen RFL’s tremendous growth through music concerts, CD compilations, the chapter program, summer festival tours, Training & Activism Weekend and much more. Erik’s work with RFL has been featured in the Washington Times 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 is married, the father of four children and is a member of the Worship Team at Grace Church of Fredericksburg.
If you need a pro-life speaker, Erik would love to come out and visit your church, youth group, high school or college campus or even your local concert. Write Erik by clicking here and he will discuss the details with you.
“Students for Life at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA was pleased to have Erik speak at their annual concert to benefit crisis pregnancy centers. Erik’s passion for life was evident in the personal testimony he gave, detailing how he came to join the ranks of this country’s next civil rights movement.”