Grant Edwards, currently the Founding Pastor, was the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Christian Church in Springfield, Ohio for 49 years.
His ministry began during the Jesus Movement during the early 70’s, when he led a group of newly converted, scraggly, non-conforming hippies to start a ministry called the One Way House. This ministry grew into Fellowship Christian Church.
Over the past decades Grant has travelled internationally over 90 time and throughout the USA teaching First Steps Conversations and other materials. His interest in First Steps discipleship began when he realized that 80% of those accepting Jesus walked away from faithfulness soon after conversion. First Steps Conversations is a 49-year researched and practiced one-on-one discipleship plan that reverses this trend.
Grant writes a six-days a week blog focusing on grace, following Jesus, and practices for living with power in difficult times.
Focusing on training in discipleship and writing blogs, Grant is now following a calling to be a “good steward of the teaching material” that God has given to him. Other books include Swimming Lesson; Leaper, Spanner, Paver; Praying Lessons; Passing the Baton (a book of children’s discipleship); and Interruptions Book One. One of his next book will be an insightful book on spirit-guided time management entitled Color Coded Time Management.
Grant has been married to Barbara since 1977 and they have three children and six grandchildren. Grant often says, “I am more in love today with my wife than when I first married her.” Together they work on the writing and graphics of his teaching material.