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 Way To Start Your Day

By |2021-10-23T18:27:03+00:00October 23rd, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , |

Be filled continually with the Holy Spirit.  Ephesians 5:18 The Apostle Paul writes "be continually" filled with the Spirit. In the Greek, the verb tense is present imperative, which means… Right now, and then again, every day! One of the great heroes of the Christian faith is Corrie Ten Boom. She was a survivor of a [...]

Falling Deep Into God’s Grace

By |2021-10-20T18:34:52+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , |

We have been approved by God to be those who preach the gospel. So our motivation to preach is not pleasing people but pleasing God, who thoroughly examines our hearts.  1 Thessalonians 2:4, TPT The first day of school when I was 12 years old, I sat in the classroom and looked around the room and [...]

Building With Living Stones

By |2021-10-20T18:30:25+00:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:5 ESV In the cemetery where I walk, a man is building a stone, arched bridge. Rare. Yesterday, I stopped and talked to him. Well, I [...]

Light In A Dark Place

By |2021-10-20T18:26:21+00:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

We have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  2 Peter 1:19 ESV A dark place. Have you been in a dark place? Are you in one [...]

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