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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center and Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership

On Faculty since 2016




Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership
at Wheaton College, and as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham
Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church
planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and
has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director
for Lausanne North America and publishes research through Mission Group.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach
Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such
as USAToday and CNN. He is the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum
used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for bible study.


His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays. He also serves as Visiting
Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.

He serves as teaching pastor at Highpoint Church located in Naperville, IL.

 

 

 

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Missions, 2003

Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
D.Min., Pastoral Leadership, 1998

Liberty University Divinity School
M.A., Religion, Church Growth/Planting Track, 1995

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Pastoral Ministry Track, 1994

Shorter University
B.S., Natural Sciences, 1988

Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring our Best When the World is at its Worst. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2018.

Igrejas Que Transformam O Brasil (Churches that Transform Brazil, with Sergio Queiroz, 2017).

The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation (with several authors). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing, 2016.

Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply 2nd Edition (with Daniel Im). Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2016.

Transformational Groups: Creating a New Scorecard for Groups (with Eric Geiger). Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.

Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation. Nashville, TN: B&H Books, 2012.

The Mission of God Study Bible (with Philip Nation, 2012),

Compelled: Living the Mission of God (with Philip Nation). Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2012.

MissionShift: Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (with David J. Hesselgrave, 2010).

Transformational Church (with Thom Rainer). Nashville, TN: B&H Books, 2010.

Spiritual Warfare & Missions: The Battle for God's Glory Among the Nations (with Jerry Rankin). Nashville, TN: B&H Books, 2010.

Viral Churches: How Church Planters Can Become Movement Makers (with Warren Bird). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them (co-authored with Richie Stanley and Jason Hayes). Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 2009.

Sent: Living the Missional Nature of the Church. Nashville, TN: Lifeway Press, 2008.

Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation). Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2008.

ComeBack Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and How Yours Can Too (with Mike Dodson). Nashville, TN: B&H Books, 2007.

Eleven Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird), Ventura, CA: Regal, 2007.

Breaking the Missional Code: When Churches Become Missionaries in Their Communities. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman, 2006.

Planting Missional Churches, (2nd edition of Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age), Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2006.

Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns), Chicago: Illinois: Moody Press, 2004.

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age, Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2003.

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