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, and is a creative problem solver and spirit led strategist.

He’s earned a business degree from the University of Arizona in 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.

Pastor Ed is a passionate and enthusiastic follower of Jesus, having receive Christ at the age of 15, and is humbled to have served the Body of Christ as an Associate Pastor for over 2 decades.  He is fully dedicated to serving our Lead Pastors 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 plan 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 resident graphic artist until we find one to add to the staff.   Ed works full time at Salem Media Group as a Regional Digital Strategist and is involved in many large Christian Events in Northern California, frequently on stage preaching, teaching, or receiving offerings.  Pastor Ed serves alongside his lovely wife Karen and their little girl, Madison Grace.