About Grant Edwards

Grant is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church of Springfield, Ohio. In January 1972 Grant, the founding pastor of Fellowship, was a 19 year old hippie and a new follower of Jesus. After a year of hitchhiking and drug abuse, Grant made his way back to Springfield, Ohio, where he shared his testimony with over 16 of his teenage friends and saw many of them commit their lives to Jesus. Left with a group of newly converted, scraggly, nonconformists, Grant and others established a new youth ministry called "The One Way House," a ministry that would later become Fellowship. Grant went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian College. Grant is also the founder of First Steps, a discipleship ministry that trains church leaders and members in foundational discipleship. First Steps is being used in numerous churches across the US along with churches in Russia, the Philippines, and other countries. Grant has been married to his wife, Barbara since 1977 and they have three grown children, three adorable grandsons, and a granddaughter. Grant is the author of several books: Swimming Lessons, a book about Discipleship, Passing the Baton, a children's book on discipleship, First Steps, a discipleship manual, and his latest; Leaper, Spanner, Paver-Three words that transform leadership and build teams that succeed.
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The Snarky Psalm 119 Eyebrow Slant

By |2021-04-19T12:30:55+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , |

I was to speak on a Sunday morning at a church in St. Petersburg, Russia. The pastor told me the morning's service plan, "We worship, we take offering, we read Bible, you speak." The agenda, spoken in broken English, was perfectly understandable. We sang, we took offering, and now time to “we read Bible.” Two ladies [...]

Величайшее Решение, Когда-Либо Принятое

By |2021-04-19T12:28:24+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Russian|Tags: |

“И Сам отошел от них на вержение камня, и, преклонив колени, молился, говоря: Отче! о, если бы Ты благоволил пронести чашу сию мимо Меня! впрочем, не Моя воля, но Твоя да будет” - Луки 22:41-42 Думая о последовательных событиях: пересечении Рубикона, Дне Х, подписании Декларации независимости, Розе Паркс и тысячах влиятельных решений, вплетенных в историю. Каким [...]

Три отношения церковного единства

By |2021-04-18T21:22:46+00:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Russian|Tags: |

Недавно я провел конференцию в Zoom с 15-ю тюремными капелланами из Санкт - Петербурга, Россия. Настоящий - Санкт-Петербург, дождливый и с продирающим ветром, и совсем не южный, как у нас в США. Преимущество кризиса COVID 2020 года заключается в том, что миссии в 2021 году будут совсем другими. В 2019 году я должен был отправиться в [...]

A Good God Gives Peace

By |2021-04-17T19:02:23+00:00April 17th, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

For the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.  James 1:6 ESV I enjoy a good debate. When someone tells me that they do not believe in God, I realize it's probably not the time for debate but caring conversation. Many disbelieve in God because of [...]

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