Podcast Episode #31
On this episode:
Ed Litton joins Pastor Talk host Marty Duren to discuss how to lead an established church through transition.
Ed serves the Lord as lead pastor of Redemption Church in Mobile, Alabama. Ed began ministry as a church planter in Arizona and came to First Baptist North Mobile in 1994. Ed and his wife, Tammy, planted the Mountain View Baptist Church in 1987 and saw God bless the birth and establishment of an effective evangelistic church.
He came to a great church with a great vision in Alabama. Since his coming, North Mobile continued to grow and expand its work in missions around the world. In 2007 Ed, his family, and the entire church family suffered a devastating loss when his wife, Tammy, was suddenly killed in an automobile accident.
God began to direct North Mobile to see disciple making as the real imperative of The Great Commission. This and other changes have led to a rebirth of God’s vision. North Mobile has embraced a vision of reaching more and making disciples through church planting and the expansion of multiple locations. In September of 2015, the church relaunched as a new congregation called Redemption Church. A fresh wind of God’s Spirit is blowing and working, as people are growing in grace and making disciples who make disciples. Today Redemption Church has two locations in North and West Mobile and planting churches in New York City, Cleveland, Ohio, Denver and Las Vegas.
Ed’s new chapter continues as he married Kathy Ferguson, a pastor’s wife who suffered a similar loss and now leads a ministry to church planters’ wives through the North American Mission Board.