The Rev. Ed Lewis will be the guest speaker this Sunday, November 4, in the 10:50 a.m. Worship Celebration at First Brethren Church in Buena Vista.
Ed Lewis grew up and attended school in Buena Vista from 1954 to 63. His father, the Rev. Ed Lewis, Sr., pastored First Brethren Church during that time.
After High School Ed attended Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. In 1972 the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) selected him as its National Youth Director. In 1985, he became the Executive Director of the FGBC’s National Christian Education Department (now called CE National).
Under Lewis’ leadership CE National has grown to include The National Institute for Youth Ministry and the 412 Commission, a year-long program to develop young adults in ministry. He also led in developing the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, PA and expanding the Momentum national youth conference.
The church’s pastor, Christian Becker was enthusiastic about Lewis’ visit.
“Ed is one of the most dynamic and inspiring preachers I have heard. Many people in the area know Ed from his days in Buena Vista and the times he has been back to speak. We invite everyone who knew him or his father to come and surprise him this Sunday!”
First Brethren Church is located in Buena Vista at 100 E 29th Street (U.S. 60 E). Assisted listening devices are available and the church is handicapped accessible. For more information call (540) 261-6425.