Edwin Barry Young

Ed Young







March 1961




Lisa Young

Leebeth Young
Laurie Young
Landra Young
EJ Young

Ed Young (Edwin Barry Young, born 16 March 1961) is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church. With campuses in Texas, Florida, and now in London, England, Fellowship Church is one of the most attended churches in North America and was listed as the 3rd Most Influential Church in America according to a 2007 survey.

Ed Young is the oldest son of Homer Edwin Young, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church Houston in Houston, Texas. He played basketball at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida before receiving his bachelor's degree from Houston Baptist University and his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.


Young attended Florida State University on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduating college, he worked at his father's church as an associate pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas – at the time one of the largest churches in America.

In February 1990, Young began a new church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a core group of 150 members. Since that time, Fellowship Church has grown to an average weekly attendance of over 20,000 people.

In 2003, the church began expanding beyond its central campus by building smaller campuses that receive a live feed from the main campus in Grapevine Texas. Today, there are eight Fellowship Church locations throughout Texas, Florida and London, England.

Fellowship Church

Fellowship Church first began in a rented office complex in 1990. It then moved to an arts center and from there, a public high school in Irving, Texas. In 1998, Fellowship Church finally moved to its current 141-acre (0.57 km2) campus in Grapevine, Texas in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In addition to the main campus, Fellowship Church has grown to include eight satellite campuses throughout Texas, Florida, and London, England.

Ed Young TV

Young is also featured on Ed Young TV, streaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on EdYoung.com. An hourly schedule and additional information can be found on the website.


Christian Living Books:

Fifty Shades of They - Insights That Bring Life Into Your Relationship, 2015
Sexperiment -7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, 2011 (A New York Times Best Seller)
The Marriage Mirror – Reflecting God in Your Marriage, 2008
Beauty Full – Becoming More Than Just Pretty, 2007
Outrageous, Contagious Joy – Because Happiness is Just a Cheap Imitation, 2007
In the Zone – How to Live in the Sweet Spot of God's Success, 2007
You! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth, 2005
Kid CEO – How to Keep Your Children From Running Your Life, 2004
Rating Your Dating While Waiting For Mating, 2004
Know Fear – Facing Life's Six Most Common Phobias, 2003
The Creative Marriage – The Art of Keeping Your Love Alive, 2002
Fatal Distractions – Overcoming Obstacles That Mess Up Our Lives, 1997

Leadership Books:

The Creative Leader – Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential, 2006
High Definition Living – Bringing Clarity to Your Life's Mission, 2003
Can We Do That? 24 Innovative Practices That Will Change the Way You Do Church, 2002


In 2008, Young's "7 Days of Sex Challenge," which he issued to the married couples of Fellowship, attracted the attention of the worldwide media. In 2009, Young attracted national media attention on ABC's Nightline (September 24, 2009) when he debated the topic of adultery with AshleyMadison.com founder Noel Biderman on the ABC special, "Born to Cheat?" Sexperiment Bed-In To promote the new book and share the message beyond the walls of the church, Ed and Lisa Young also took part in a 24 hour "bed-in" on the roof of Fellowship Church. The bed-in, which included Skype interviews with several of the Young's friends and leaders around the world, attracted local, national, and international print and television media, including:

  • Dr. Drew
  • Fashion

Ed Young is considered a trend setter in the field of fashion for ministers and regularly gives advice on his website pastorfashion.com


Press Release

Fellowship Church Commemorates 25th Anniversary with a Community-Wide Celebration … and Gives Church Attendees a Chance to Win $25,000

Ed Young and Fellowship Church hosts a community-wide celebration as they look back at 25 years of worldwide impact and influence.


Fellowship Church has become one of the most attended, most influential churches in North America. What began in 1990 with a group of 30 families in Irving, Texas has grown into a church that embodies 10 locations internationally and welcomes thousands of people in weekly attendance.

This weekend, the church

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Fellowship Church Pastor Ed Young “baptizes” the book, Fifty Shades of Grey.

In direct response to the cultural phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey and the upcoming Hollywood release, Pastor Ed Young awakens culture to danger of fantasy vs. reality.

February 4, 2015 – GRAPEVINE, TX Dallas-based pastor Ed Young, known for his direct and bold approach to a wide variety of cultural topics, tackles one of the biggest spectacles today. In direct response to the book and movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the mega-church pastor and New York Times best-selling author of

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Grand Opening of Fellowship Church’s Newest Campus in Allen, TX

The newest FC campus successfully carried out its first Sunday service.

Pastor Ed Young opens its newest campus, located in Allen Texas.

Dallas, TX,
October 9, 2014—

Ed Young, Pastor of Fellowship Church has officially opened up a brand new satellite campus in the exploding area of Collin County—one of the fastest-growing and highest-rated counties in the nation. This new campus is located in the Allen Performing Arts Center, a multi-million dollar facility in Allen High

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Running to Follow: A New Fellowship Creative Album

Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church’s creative team, Fellowship Creative, released their major label debut, Running to Follow, in conjunction with producer CJ Eiriksson.

Grapevine, TX, May 13, 2014—

Fellowship Creative, an extension of Fellowship Church with Pastor Ed Young, released its third full-length album and major label debut in conjunction with producer CJ Eiriksson (Matchbox Twenty, U2). Partnering with Fair Trade Services for this first LP, Fellowship Creative is

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Debbie Lee, founder of America’s Mighty Warriors, honors C3 Global for ‘faithful support’

The mother of fallen Navy SEAL Marc Alan Lee presented Dr. Claude Thomas, President of C3 Global, with tokens of appreciation for C3G’s ongoing advocacy of AMW.

Grapevine, TX, February 13, 2014—

Attendees of C3 Conference 2014, an annual gathering of pastors and ministry leaders from all across the globe, witnessed the founder and president of America’s Mighty Warriors, Debbie Lee, express her gratitude for the ongoing support that C3 Global has given to her cause. Lee gave an

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