Ed Stetzer oversees all activities of the LifeWay Insights division, including LifeWay Research, Corporate Communications and Ministry Development. In this role, he also works with LifeWay’s president to assess opportunities that come directly to the CEO’s office and serves as chief strategic executive leader to discover new ministry opportunities.
Stetzer came to LifeWay in 2007 as director of LifeWay Research and missiologist in residence. Prior to his tenure at LifeWay, Stetzer served as missiologist and senior director of the Center for Missional Research at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Atlanta.
He has planted churches in several states and trained pastors across the United States and on five continents. Stetzer has taught at 14 seminaries and continues to serve as a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Author or co-author of more than a dozen books and numerous other publications, Stetzer is a leading voice among today’s evangelicals. He is a contributing editor or columnist for several national publications, including Christianity Today, Outreach Magazine, and The Christian Post.
Stetzer earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a D.Min. from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.
He and his wife, Donna, have three daughters.
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