Ed Stetzer

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Stetzer in 2017

Edward John Stetzer (born 1966) is an American author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter, and Christian missiologist. Stetzer is Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He is the North American Regional Director for Lausanne International and serves as interim Teaching Pastor at Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois and Teaching Pastor at Highpoint Church, a multisite church in the western suburbs of Chicago. He is a contributor to the North American discussion on missional church, church planting, church revitalization, and Christian cultural engagement.

Background[edit]

Stetzer was born in Long Island and grew up in Levittown, New York, outside New York City.

He holds master's degrees from Liberty University School of Divinity and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from Beeson Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary[1].

Stetzer is Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Formerly, he worked as Executive Director of LifeWay Research, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, and as LifeWay's Missiologist in Residence. Before that, Stetzer served as Director of Research and Missiologist-In-Residence for the North American Mission Board.

Stetzer currently serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School[1]

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today,[2] a columnist for Outreach magazine,[3] and is cited or interviewed in national news outlets such as USA Today[citation needed] and CNN.[4] He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project,[5] which is used by over one million individuals each week.[6]

Missions consulting[edit]

Stetzer writes and speaks on missiology, cultural engagement, church planting and revitalization. Rick Warren said "As a successful pastor, church planter, researcher, and adviser to thousands of churches, Ed Stetzer speaks from a wealth of experience with all kinds of churches."[7]

Published books[edit]

Two of Stetzer's books, Lost and Found and Transformational Church, won Golden Canon Book Awards from Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today.[citation needed]

Stetzer's book publications include:

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Faculty: Ed Stetzer, PhD, accessed, May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Christianity Today Staff," Christianity Today, accessed May 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Research," Outreach Magazine, accessed March 26, 2011.
  4. ^ USA Today, Ed Stetzer on CNN, accessed on May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ The Gospel Project The Gospel Project
  6. ^ "The Gospel Project," LifeWay, accessed April 6, 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/products/comeback-churches/

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