Rev. J.E. Eubanks, Jr.
John Edgar Eubanks, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Eads, Tennessee, and is Principal and Co-Director of Doulos Resources.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1972, Ed attended the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Ed began his ministry career when he joined the staff of Southeast Presbyterian Church (PCA) in January of 1995 as Director of Youth Ministries, serving alongside Richard Burguet. Following that, Ed accepted a call as Youth Minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Roanoke, Virginia. Ed began at Westminster in December of 1999, and served there until August 2001 when he and Marcie moved to St. Louis to begin studies for a Master of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary, completing his degree in December 2005.
While at Covenant, Ed taught Logic, Rhetoric, Bible, and Advanced Literature for Wildwood Christian School, as well as serving the school administratively. Ed also served The Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) of St. Louis as a pastoral intern from April 2002 through August 2004. Ed also served the consulting firm Douglass & Associates, working with pastors, churches, and pastors-in-training to develop tools, approaches, and philosophies of ministry that will deepen the health and vitality of the Church and Kingdom.
Ed accepted the call to serve Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church (PCA) as Senior Pastor in August 2007, and served there until October 2011. He then moved to Tucson, Arizona to serve Dove Mountain Church (PCA) as Senior Pastor.
Ed is also a writer, having published articles on ministry and ministry transition, technology and computers, education, and even opera. Ed is also a blogger, and blogs at the church website, as well as on the Pastoral Transition & Placement Reflections blog (found on the Doulos Resources website) his ongoing work in research on pastoral transition.
Ed married his wife Marcie (nee Ward) in 1998, and they have four delightful children, Jack (10), Molly (8), and twins Abbey and Caroline (4). In his spare time, Ed prefers to spend time with his family as much as possible. He also enjoys reading, writing, computers and technology, fishing, woodworking, photography, and music.
Books by this author:
Covenant Discipleship Communicant's Curriculum (co-authored with Richard L. Burguet)
For All the Saints: Praying for the Church
From M.Div. to Rev.: making an effective transition from seminary into pastoral ministry
Grafted Into The Vine: rethinking biblical church membership
William the Baptist (editor)