Ed answered God’s calling on his life when he was 20 years old, accepting Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior. Since that time, he has been honored and privileged to serve Christ and His Body, including at Canyon Community Church. Ed has been both a deacon and an elder within the church. He has led home fellowship meetings, taught during Sunday morning services, and developed and taught curriculum for new members’ classes.
Ed has also been very active in children’s and youth ministries at Canyon. He has been a leader/captain in the Christian Youth Sailing Society, a discipleship and sailing program for children 9-15. Ed has also taken great joy ministering to children through Canyon’s Vacation Bible School. Moreover, he has co-authored a Rite of Passage program to serve as transition for the high school youth emerging as young adults in the community.
Ed has been married for 25 years and raised 3 children with his wife Peggy. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands. Ed enjoys watching movies, reading, sailing and sharing the Word of God. His interests in cars, sailboats, planes, and video games have provided many opportunities to “become all things to all people” in reaching out to others. Ed continues to be amazed at what the Father teaches him through the Holy Spirit, the Bible, friends, and family. He fully embraces love and truth in ministry, and brings encouragement to many.