Ed Young (pastor)

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Ed Young
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Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church
Born Edwin Barry Young
(1961-03-16) March 16, 1961 (age 57)
Canton, North Carolina
Occupation Pastor, Writer, Speaker, Artist
Nationality American
Notable works The Sexperiment, The Marriage Mirror, Outrageous, Contagious Joy
Notable awards New York Times Best Seller
Spouse Lisa Young
Children LeeBeth, Laurie, Landra, EJ

Edwin Barry "Ed" Young (born March 16, 1961) is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church. His international ministry includes the televised broadcast, Ed Young Television, C3 Global and Fellowship Live.

Early life[edit]

Born in Canton, North Carolina, Young is the oldest son of Homer Edwin Young, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church Houston in Houston, Texas. He attended and played basketball at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he received a basketball scholarship. After his sophomore year, he transferred to Houston Baptist University where he received his bachelor's degree followed by a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Early Ministry Work[edit]

Young was called into the ministry during his sophomore year at Florida State University. He soon returned to Houston, Texas to attend Houston Baptist University and to work at his father's church as an associate pastor.

Fellowship Church[edit]

In February, 1990, Young began Fellowship Church out of a rented office complex before moving to an arts center. In 1996, Fellowship Church moved into Irving’s MacArthur High School to accommodate five weekend services and a weekly attendance of 5,000. Fellowship Church opened its first permanent facility on a 141-acre (0.57 km2) property in Grapevine, Texas in 1998.[1]

In 2003, Fellowship Church opened its first two satellite locations in Plano and Fort Worth, TX. A third satellite campus launched two years later in Dallas, TX. Between the four locations, weekly attendance was over 20,000. In May 2006, Fellowship Church opened a satellite campus in South Miami, and another satellite location in North Port Florida in 2017.[1]

In 2008, Fellowship Church hosted its first summer camp and retreat center in Hawkins, TX at Allaso Ranch.


Ed Young Television program was the first religious program of its kind to air on the E! Channel in 2010. Ed Young TV now streams live 24/7 on Edyoung.com and Roku.


  • Young, Ed (2011). The Sexperiment. Hachette Digital, Inc. ISBN 978-0446582711. 
  • Young, Ed (2008). The Marriage Mirror - Reflecting God in Your Marriage. Creality Publishing. ISBN 978-1934146835. 
  • Young, Ed (2007). Beauty Full - Becoming More Than Just Pretty. Creality Publishing. ISBN 978-1934146460. 
  • Young, Ed (2007). Outrageous, Contagious Joy. Berkley Trade. ISBN 978-0425219089. 
  • Young, Ed (2006). In The Zone. Creality Publishing. ISBN 978-0972581387. 
  • Young, Ed (2006). The Creative Leader – Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential. B&H Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0805431773. 
  • Young, Ed (2006). X-Trials : Takin' Life to the Extreme. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-1574941210. 
  • Young, Ed (2005). You! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth. Howard Books. ISBN 978-1451646146. 
  • Young, Ed (2004). Kid CEO - How to Keep Your Children From Running Your Life. FaithWords. ISBN 978-0446691772. 
  • Young, Ed (2004). Rating Your Dating While Waiting For Mating. Creality Publishing. ISBN 978-0972581318. 
  • Young, Ed (2003). Know Fear - Facing Life's Six Most Common Phobias. B&H Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0805425727. 
  • Young, Ed (2003). High Definition Living – Bringing Clarity to Your Life’s Mission. Howard Books. ISBN 978-1582292908. 
  • Young, Ed (2002). The Creative Marriage - The Art of Keeping Your Love Alive. Creality Publishing. ISBN 978-0972581301. 
  • Young, Ed (2002). Can We Do That? 24 Innovative Practices That Will Change the Way You Do Church. Howard Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1582292380. 
  • Young, Ed (1997). Fatal Distractions – Overcoming Obstacles That Mess Up Our Lives. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0785276661. 


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