Adjunct Professor and Catalyst of the Certificate in Church Planting and Multiplication

Ministerial and Professional Background

Dr. Ed Love presently serves as an Adjunct Professor and the Catalyst of the Certificate in Church Planting and Multiplication at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. He is responsible primarily for the development and teaching of the church planting courses the seminary offers. He is a planting practitioner, network strategist, training catalyst, and a church planting coach.

Ed has served as a student ministries pastor, planted two effective churches, daughtered church plants, provided coaching for multiple church planters, and is the curator of, a web-based resource center for church multiplication. Ed currently serves as the narrative pastor of The Well Church, catalyst of the Greenhouse Planting Network, director of church multiplication for the West Michigan District of The Wesleyan Church, and training catalyst for the Church Multiplication Department of The Wesleyan Church.

Personal Information

Ed resides in Ionia, MI with his wife Emily and three kids, Jennah, Josiah, and Micah. He enjoys many outdoor activities, basketball, classic cars, motorcycles, and spending time with his family.


The Wesleyan Church, 2006, West Michigan District


B.A., Spring Arbor University, Christian Ministries and Philosophy of Religion
M.DIV., Asbury Theological Seminary, School of Theology
D.MIN., George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Leadership in Emerging Culture


The Sound of Hope: Learning to Live in the Promises of God(2011).
Turn: What if Fresh and Forceful Expressions of the Church were Raised Up to Transform the World? (2012).
Forthcoming: Fear Not: Finding the Courage to be Who God Wants You to Be (Wesley Publishing House, 2015).
The Invitation: Spring Life Sermon Series (Spiritual Formation Dept., The Wesleyan Church, Spring 2012).

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