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Dr Ed Grudier

Senior Lecturer - Missions; Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission

BA, MDiv, DMin

Prior to SMBC:

Ed worked in Nuclear Power for the U.S. Navy for 6 years (1982-1988). After completing his military service, Kathy and Ed went to Columbia International University to prepare for missionary service. Before departing for missionary service, Ed served as an Intern to the Missions Pastor at The Chapel, in Akron Ohio (1991-1992). Ed and Kathy served for 14 years with WEC International in church planting and field leadership in a Central Asian country (1993-2007). During this time he also served in WEC’s International Department for Equipping and Advance (2003-2004) and as a visiting lecturer at Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training in the Netherlands (2004-2007).  After returning to the U.S., Ed worked as the Missions Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church located just outside of Washington D.C. (2007-2021).

Speaking Ministry:

  • Leading cross-cultural church planting training workshops for missionary teams
  • Perspectives lessons in dozens of churches in the Metro D.C. area
  • The Crescent Project National Conference – Workshop presenter on Refugee Ministry
  • MissionNext Conference – Workshop presenter on Using Your Skills for Short-term Missions
  • ACMC Conference – Workshop presenter on The Nuts and Bolts of Sending Short-term Teams
  • Frontiers SE Asia Area Conference – Devotional speaker on Ministry Principles of Paul in 2 Corinthians
  • WEC U.S. Sending Base Annual Conference – Workshop presenter on Untangling Church Planting Movements
  • Speaker at various Church conferences and retreats

Academic Interests:

Cross-cultural church planting, Cross-cultural communication, Biblical theology, Refugee ministry.

Personal:

Ed is married to Kathy and they have a son, daughter-in-law, and daughter. Ed enjoys long walks and reading missionary biographies with Kathy, playing backgammon with his children, eating food from different countries, and playing basketball.

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