Ed was raised in Salisbury, NC and attended Mitchell College as well as Catawba College. He lived in Louisville, Kentucky and Jacksonville, Florida before settling down in Indian Trail, NC in 1977.
Ed grew up in the Methodist Denomination but as he grew older he fell away from church and rarely attended. But then he was invited to the Matthews Church of God where he immediately knew that he was being led by the Holy Spirit. He rededicated his life to the Lord and made the Matthews Church of God his home.
Ed says, "There is no way to describe what this church and my walk with the Lord now means to me; it truly is peace that passes all understanding. I want to serve the Lord in any way He can use me."