Eric Manlove has been a member of RiverWalk/Central/Cleveland Ave. Church of Christ his entire life. After graduating from Wichita North High, Eric attended and graduated from Harding University in 1976 with a B.A. in Theatre. He has been worship leader for our congregation since 1977 and became the Children's Minister in 1998. Eric is married to Melody, a Certified Interpreter for the Deaf. Melody works with our Deaf Ministry. They have three children: Abe, who is married to Sally; Adam; and Ethan. They have also been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, Leighton and Kennedy. All of the family is active in various ministries at RiverWalk Church. Among other things, Melody signs for the deaf members during worship assemblies and class, teaches Bible classes periodically and serves as a correspondent for Christ’s Prison Fellowship.
Eric is active in the community through his volunteer work with the Wichita school system, Cub Scouts and various neighborhood activities. Eric, Ethan and Melody are active in Big Brothers / Big Sisters (BBBS) in Wichita. Eric loves to sing and has been a member of the Wichita Chamber Chorale and currently sings with the Wichita Broadway Singers, along with Melody, Abe, Sally and Adam. Eric leads the Praise Team at assemblies, which often includes Melody, Abe, Sally and Adam.