Born 3/14/1961 in Dubois, Pennsylvania. Graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1979. Attended University of Pittsburgh 1979,80 and played football. Graduated from University of Georgia in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and played football. Worked as youth pastor at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, Norcross, Georgia from 1984-87. Graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary (now Columbia International University) in 1990 with a Master of Divinity degree. Worked as associate pastor at Three Rivers Baptist Church in Irmo, SC from 1987-92.
Married Anna Strain of Rome, GA in July of 1985. They have four children: Parker, born in 1991; Charlie, born in 1993; Savannah, born in 1997; and Madison, born in 2000. Ed recently became a grandpa! His two sons are now married and both welcomed their first children this summer. Savannah is a student at Boyce and Madison is still at home. Ed has been pastor of North Shore Baptist Church since 1992.