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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D.

Billy Graham Professor of Church, Mission, and Evangelism, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

On Faculty since 2016




Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer also co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.

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.

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.

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

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.

Statement of Faith

What the Unchurched Can Tell Us About Our Evangelism