This Sunday finishes our two week Sermon series with Pastor Ed Skipper. Pastor Ed is a speaker with a stirring testimony of how God has moved in his life and ministry with revival-like power. He has a passion to challenge the Christian church to move out of complacency and to pursue God wholeheartedly.Join us at 10:45 am for the challenging conclusion to this Heart of Revival series with Pastor Skipper.
Ed was born in Astoria, Oregon in 1956 and moved to The Dalles in 1961 where he
graduated from high school in 1974. He was raised in a Catholic home.
His father’s death when Ed was fourteen brought a time of turmoil and searching.
He became an atheist and sought meaning in life through New Age religions,
encounter groups, philosophy, psychology and involvement in radical politics.
He came to Christ in the early ’80s at which time he also met his wife Char.
They married in 1982. Ed taught elementary school for nine years before entering
Christian ministry. He served as pastor of the Springfield Free Methodist Church for ten
years and as pastor of the Lebanon Free Methodist Church for eleven years.
Throughout his Christian walk, Ed has been passionate about Jesus, the Bible, prayer,
revival and working together with other local pastors. Letting Christ be the center of life
and of church has been his focus. Early in 2006, Ed experienced a filling of the Holy
Spirit that resulted in greater boldness and accelerated spiritual growth that continues to
this day. God has specifically called him to pray and to preach. In July of 2009, he
resigned from his church to make himself available to serve the greater Christian
body by encouraging believers to pursue revival and to make a full surrender to the Lord.
Ed and Char are now active at the River Center in Lebanon, a non-denominational
church. Ed also leads the Lebanon Ministerial Association and serves as the
chaplain for the Lebanon Fire District. Ed and Char have two married daughters,
a daughter in college and two grandchildren.