Ed was born and raised in Albany, GA and worked as a Federal Investigator
and District Field Manager in Charleston, WV, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL and
Jacksonville, FL, until retiring from that profession in 1992. Ed
met Cheryl in Atlanta, GA, where she was born and was a successful fashion
model. They were married in June 1967 and have three grown sons with six
In 1978, after a miracle in the birth of their second son, Cheryl dedicated
her life to the Lord and started seeking God for her family. In 1982 Ed
dedicated his life to the Lord and Ed & Cheryl started ministering
together in churches and prisons in the Memphis, TN and surrounding tri-state
area where they were located at the time. They were both ordained into
the ministry in 1986 through World Ministry Fellowship, Dallas, TX 75023,
and ministered in several hundred churches and prisons in the Memphis area
before Ed was transferred.
In 1989 Ed was transferred to the Jacksonville, FL area with his secular
position and Ed & Cheryl continued ministering in churches and prisons
in that area and were appointed elders at their home church. In 1989 their
local Pastor introduced them to a couple named Brig & Lita Hart and
that changed their lives and ministry forever.
Brig was a very successful entrepreneur who was also dedicated to
the Lord and at the time was looking for a ministry couple that could
assist him with helping the people that he brought into his business.
That was the beginning of the New Life Network, Inc. Ed & Cheryl became
Directors of New Life Network and have worked alongside Brig and Lita
for the last 19 years ministering to thousands of people in a business
environment in the United States, Canada and other countries. Ed and
Cheryl have dedicated themselves to being Chaplains to the marketplace.
The heart of the New Life Network ministry is to assist people in their
everyday life such as with their marriage, family, finances or business.
The main tools used to accomplish these goals include an Internet bookstore;
a ministry resource and support center; teachings; marriage seminars; prayer;
New Life Network is a "Ministry to the Marketplace" that helps
people in business grow and be everything God has called them to be. New
Life is a connecting ministry helping people make connections to find answers
to whatever their need is, whether it is a good local church, a good counselor,
a treatment center, a book, or just a friend.
Ed and Cheryl do not profess to have all the answers but their ministry
experience and connections over twenty-six years of ministry allows them
to help many people and that is what they try to do.