Faculty Profiles

Ed Stetzer

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., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves 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; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USA Today 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 on Moody Radio and affiliates. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor.  

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.

Statement of Faith

What the Unchurched Can Tell Us About Our Evangelism