Letter From Ed


Letter From Ed


What I Do


As a coach, my desire is to help pastors grow personally and professionally


As a consultant, my desire is to help pastors grow healthy and vibrant churches

Additional Services

As a pastor, my desire is to communicate principles that lead to health and to connect people to their next place

Who I Am

I’m passionate about encouraging pastors to pursue personal and professional health so that they can lead and grow healthy, life-giving churches.

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What They Say

“I want to recommend that you consider having Ed come and meet with you and your leaders - come and speak to your congregation. He’s a tremendous gift. He’s a wealth of wisdom, resources and knowledge.”

Jay StewartSenior Pastor | The Refuge Church | Charlotte, NC

“The things that Ed spoke to me – the wisdom he gave me – allowed us to navigate a very difficult season. Seven years later, we have tripled in growth. Our church is healthier than it has ever been.”

Matthew JohnsonLead Pastor | Lancaster Community Church | Lancaster, OH

“Ed has become a dear friend to Jennifer and me. He’s been a faithful and influential voice in my life who has helped me navigate some significant challenges in life, in leadership, and in our family. ”

Jason LairdLead Pastor | Sozo Church | San Fransisco, CA

“Ed’s commitment to God and his relational style make him a sought-after minister in the body of Christ. He has great experience in building and advancing the work of God in the local church. ”

Tom LaneExecutive Senior Pastor | Gateway Church | Southlake, TX

“One of Ed’s greatest passions is to help unhealthy churches become healthy. He wants to help leaders who are struggling in certain areas become healthy so they can see the growth and fruit in their ministry that they desire.”

Jason LairdLead Pastor | Sozo Church | San Fransisco, CA

“Ed has demonstrated exceptional abilities to help churches work through tremendously difficult situations at all levels of their organization to reach Spirit-led decisions.”

Robert MorrisSenior Pastor | Gateway Church | Southlake, TX

“If you invite Ed to your church, he’ll teach, he’ll train, he’ll inspire you, but he’ll see something you don’t see and he’ll challenge you to make it better.”

Jerry LawsonLead Pastor | Daystar Church | Cullman, AL

“Ed loves the Church and enjoys working with those who serve in ministry. He is a friend, encourager, and confidant to many pastors.”

Robert Morris Senior Pastor | Gateway Church | Southlake, TX

“For more than a decade, Ed worked closely with Gateway’s affiliated and partner churches. He has consulted with, served, and assisted more than 300 churches across the country.”

Robert MorrisSenior Pastor | Gateway Church | Southlake, TX

“Each time Pastor Ed has been on our campus, we’ve seen extraordinary results. More important is the friendship that has developed between us – that level of trust – knowing there’s somebody I can call to get wisdom and coaching during difficult situations.”

James SunnockSenior Pastor | Victory Life Church | Battle Creek, MI

“Ed has an exceptional capacity to serve the pastor and the local church as he brings his experience, his knowledge and his gifting together to help guide and assist in unique ways that I have not experienced from other consultants.”

Tim GilliganSenior Pastor | Meadowbrook Church | Ocala, FL

“I want to encourage you to pick up the phone and make a connection with Ed. Taking that step has made all the difference in our ministry here.”

James SunnockSenior Pastor | Victory Life Church | Battle Creek, MI

“Ed is a friend. He’s guy who just gets church. He understands the power and value of a healthy church. He’s a connector. Ed is a gift to the body of Christ. I believe you’ll find that Ed is a great gift to you as well.”

Scott ShepherdLead Pastor | Cornerstone Church | Athens, GA

“Ed’s friendship has really made me better – he’s been a source of encouragement to me. I hope you’ll connect with him so that you can experience the friendship I’ve enjoyed for many years.”

Jeff LittleLead Pastor | Milestone Church | Keller, TX

“Ed Funderburk is one of the most amazing and unique personalities I’ve ever met. His gift set and what he’s able to do in the local church is like no one I’ve ever met. I thank God for him every day.”

Jerry LawsonLead Pastor | Daystar Church | Cullman, AL

“I highly recommend Ed – not only as a consultant – but also as a coach. His many years of experience will prove to be a wealth of information to you and your team. I believe he will help move your ministry forward. ”

Peter CooperExecutive Pastor | Cornerstone Church | Rome, GA

“Not very many people have Ed’s unique ability – with passion, intellect, and experience – to connect with a local church on such an intimate, personal level and help them navigate through some really tricky territory.”

Scott ShepherdLead Pastor | Cornerstone Church| Athens, GA

“As I was making the transition from the corporate world into ministry, several people pointed me to Ed Funderburk. They said he had lots of experience helping churches and helping people. Man – what an understatement that was!”

Curtis WoodliffExecutive Pastor | High Ridge Church | Fort Worth, TX

“Ed is able to listen and offer objective feedback with possible solutions to issues that every pastor and church face. In fact, many of the churches he has assisted over the years have experienced dynamic growth and increased health.”

Robert MorrisSenior Pastor | Gateway Church | Southlake, TX

“I believe Ed is one of the best in the game and I thank God for him and what he adds to the body of Christ.”

Dino RizzoExecutive Director | ARC Churches | Birmingham, AL

“If you’re looking to solve some practical problems in your church, I want to recommend Ed.”

Jeff LittlePastor | Milestone Church | Keller, TX

“Ed is truly a pastor’s ally. Ed loves pastors and he loves the local church. Every pastor and leader needs to be connected to someone like Ed. You can trust that he will serve you well.”

Tim GilliganPastor | Meadowbrook Church | Ocala, FL

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