Eddie Bio

Eddie Cole’s passion is to share the Gospel in Word and deed. As Eastern District Superintendent for the EFCA his calling is to come alongside pastors and leaders in order to help them live well and lead their ministries with vision and passion. He works with more than 140 churches from New York down to Virginia, helping them have healthy leaders who lead healthy churches so that together they might experience healthy ministry multiplication.

After being born and raised in East Tennessee and then serving Christ for several years in the Bible Belt, Eddie and his wife, Jessica, felt called by God to move with their daughter, Madison,  to New York City.  Though they intended to plant a new church in the City, they ended up surprised by God with the privilege of serving for thirteen years as Senior Pastor at Salem Church in Staten Island. The time at Salem was uniquely blessed and as the church revitalized and reached many people for Christ, it equipped them to minister to the many people groups from around the world who've moved into the cities of America's northeast.

In addition to serving as a District Superintendent, Eddie speaks frequently at churches, conferences, and retreats. You can learn more about him and the ministry he oversees at EDAmove.com.  He's a graduate of Liberty University and earned a DMin at Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Discipleship of Leadership.

 

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LEARN FROM EDDIE

10 Things I Would Change

It’s been over three years since I left the role of lead pastor and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on things I did while I was in that role. There are some things I wouldn’t change for anything and there are plenty of others that I wish…

3 Ways To Die Daily As A Leader

I die daily. You should too. When I became a follower of Christ, I held onto these words from the apostle Paul. I didn’t fully understand the context of the verse back then but I understood the idea of the struggle expressed in 1 Corinthians 15:31. I understood that Paul…

The Movement Hasn’t Passed You By

The movement of Jesus Christ hasn’t passed you by. You may not be a superstar – who cares? There’s only supposed to be One! This is the movement of Jesus Christ. How dare we pastors or worship leaders or authors hijack His glory. How dare anybody think that we’re going…

The Best Leaders Are The Closest Followers

Everyone – male or female, pastor, children’s worker, youth pastor, executive pastor – whatever leadership role you have, I just wanted to remind you that every Christian leader is first and foremost a Christian follower. Every one of us is called primarily to be WITH Jesus, to follow Jesus, to…

Kick The Dog

Let’s face it, as much as some of us love the holidays, they are not always easy. As the year winds down and the holiday season winds up, depression and anxiety tend to rise in our society. Things such as the loss of a loved one, financial stress, and other…

Have we outsmarted Jesus?

Have you ever considered how some of the ways today’s respected leaders suggest we shouldn’t do ministry are precisely the ways Jesus did ministry? In some ways, it seems we’ve outsmarted Jesus. Take a look at the conferences and literature that are intended to guide the American Church. Our American…

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