Edwin Barry Young
Ed Young (Edwin Barry Young, born 16 March 1961) is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church. With four campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, two in Miami, Florida, and one in Columbia, South Carolina, Fellowship 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 seven Fellowship Church locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Miami, FL, and Columbia, SC areas.
Fellowship Church first began in a rented office complex, then moved to an arts center and then meeting in a public high school in Irving, Texas, Fellowship Church moved to its current 141-acre (0.57 km2) campus in Grapevine, Texas in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
In 2003 Fellowship Church opened two satellite locations in the Plano and Fort Worth areas, with a third satellite opening in downtown Dallas just two years later. A location in Columbia, SC is Fellowship Church’s most recent satellite campus partnership.
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:
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
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
Ed Young is considered a trend setter in the field of fashion for ministers and regularly gives advice on his website pastorfashion.com
FC Kids Ministry of Fellowship Church launches new streaming website and free apps so children can watch animated Bible Leadership Videos on anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device.
Grapevine, TX (May 31, 2013) - Designed to help a children apply the Bible to their daily lives, the new LeadershipForKids.tv website and mobile apps enables access to animated Bible Leadership Videos outside of church walls.
Born out of the FC Kids Ministry of Fellowship Church, LeadershipForKids.tvRead More
London’s Newest Church, Fellowship Church, pastored by Ed Young, Hosts the “Love is _______.” Festival in Shoreditch, England
Fellowship Church’s newest location led by Pastor Ed Young, located in the district of Shoreditch, England, will be hosting a city-wide festival 18-20th & 25-27th October.
"I think that Shoreditch and Fellowship Church are going to make a great combination" - Ed Young
Grapevine, Texas September 30, 2013Read More
Fellowship Church and Pastor Ed Young Invite the Entire Community to “Bring your Dog to a Weekend Church Service!”
Dallas-based pastor Ed Young hosts annual “Dog Days” event April 27-28 at all Fellowship locations in DFW, Miami, Florida, and Columbia, South Carolina areas.
Grapevine, TX April 26, 2013
This weekend, Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church will host an annual dog-friendly, community-wide event during each of the church’s weekend services. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their canine companions to a church with them to take part in pet-friendly activities, ranging from groomingRead More
Vadering is the newest internet sensation, and it all began after a late night production project at Fellowship Church.
Grapevine, Texas April 06, 2013
“Vadering,” the newest craze to take the internet by storm, began as a creative outlet for some of the video production staff from Fellowship Church. Combining a lot of caffeine, wanting to release some creative energy and the desire to have a little fun outside the office, the team thought some staged photos would help get thingsRead More
Ed Young and Fellowship Church hosted a city-wide Good Friday community-wide celebration at Klyde Warren Park, the first event of its kind at Dallas’ newest outdoor venue.
Grapevine, Texas April 02, 2013
Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church kicked off its 2013 Easter weekend with a first ever community-wide celebration event called “Good Friday in the Park” held at Klyde Warren Park. The event, which drew thousands of people from across the metroplex, was a huge success accordingRead More