Pastor Edward Black, Jr.

Pastor Ed has served the local church for over 24 years. He has a passion for the God’s people, outreach, events, youth, young adults, and small groups, serving to help all ministries reach their God given potential.  Spending any time with Pastor Ed, you’ll quickly discover he has endless energy and ideas, is a creative problem solver and strategic catalyst.

He’s earned a business degree from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing & Human Resources.  He has a 2-year certification in Ministry From Impact School of Ministry, where he went on to teach several of the classes, as well as a certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis (DISC) from the Center for Motivational Living, (very helpful in providing leadership to the Body of Christ).

He is fully dedicated to serving our Lead Pastors and as their hands extended to the staff, volunteers, congregation and the local community.  Ed’s always been a creative visionary with exceptional organization and business skills, committed to developing staff and volunteers to become all God has planned for them through systematic spiritual formation, teaching, preaching, influence and conversation.  Pastor Ed has provided leadership large events, networks of small groups, and is currently our service producer of our morning Sunday experience.  He also doubles as our graphic artist until we find one to add to the staff.   Ed is multi-vocational, with his time spent between Salem Media Group (103.9 The Fish and 710AM The Word) as a Regional Digital Strategist, and the Pointe ChurchHe’s very involved in many large Christian Events in Northern California, frequently on stage preaching, teaching, or receiving offerings.  Ed also travels, delivering his seminar, “Helping Church Transform the Way they Communicate to their Churches & Communities.”  He also trains small group leaders with his DISC Personality and Behavioral Lunch & Learns.  Learn More at

Pastor Ed met and married his lovely wife, Karen, now going on 24 years.  Very much opposites, Pastor Ed and Karen adopted the joy of their lives, Madison Grace, after 9 long years of being unable to have a child of our own.   Madison was dedicated her back to God at Grace Rocklin with 90 guests in attendance (they don’t do anything small).  Karen is an executive level Marketing Manager II for Cadence, and works from home, (travels to the Bay Area twice a month to meet with her team and direct report).  Pastor Ed is a Peets coffee connoisseur, and firmly believes Starbucks are the purveyors of burnt, brown water.

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