This past week I had the honor of spending time with my friend, a man I highly respect, Pastor Ed Dobson. Some of you know Pastor Ed as the pastor from Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Some of you know Pastor Ed as the man who mentored Rob Bell and helped start Mars Hill Church in Michigan. Some of you know Pastor Ed as the man who chose to live like Jesus for one year in full Jewish custom, and wrote a best-selling book about it. Some of you know Pastor Ed as the man who has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). But I know a different version of this incredible man....
The man I know is a man who has a deep passion for people. He has a deep passion for people that most would reject and push away....And that passion is to love them and lead them towards Christ! His ministry has literally changed thousands of people. He reached folks by going where they were, and still where they are....places most folks would never attempt....and the result is radically changed lives!
Here is a short video (4 mins) of Pastor Ed sharing his heart on reaching people....It is profound, and something you need to hear today! We shot this while I was in the process of planting our former church in Austin, TX.
Thanks Pastor Ed for the time, the wisdom and the inspiration. God is using you in great ways!
Check out more from Pastor Ed @ www.edsstory.com