Stetzer in 2017
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. He is a contributor to the North American discussion on missional church, church planting, church revitalization, and Christian cultural engagement.

Early life and education

Stetzer was born in Long Island and grew up Catholic 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]

Ministry

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 became Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2019. [1]

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today[2] through his blog, The Exchange, a columnist for Outreach magazine.[3] He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project,[4][citation needed] a church curriculum produced by Lifeway Christian Resources.[5]

In 2020, he became interim pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City.[6]

Published books

References

  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. ^ The Gospel Project The Gospel Project
  5. ^ "The Gospel Project," LifeWay, accessed April 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Ed Stetzer, Calvary Baptist Church and Worship in New York City in a Pandemic, christianitytoday.com, USA, December 14, 2020