About Dr. Ed Young
Dr. H. Edwin Young was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12. While in college at the University of Alabama , he felt led by God to become a pastor, and transferred to Mississippi College to continue his education. Dr. Young's preparation for the ministry continued at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
His first pastorate was in North Carolina, and he pastored in North and South Carolina until 1978 when he moved to Houston, Texas to become the pastor at Second Baptist Church where he continues as senior pastor today. The congregation has grown from 2,000 members in 1978 to over 82,000 members on 6 church campuses. Dr. Young served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and has authored many books including The 10 Commandments of Marriage, The 10 Commandments of Parenting, and Healing Broken America.
Dr. Young's three sons are all in ministry: Ed (author, speaker and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas), Ben (author, speaker and associate pastor at Second Baptist Church, Houston), and Cliff (Associate pastor for Second Baptist Church, Houston, and founding leader and vocalist for the contemporary Christian group Caedmon’s Call.)
The Winning Walk Broadcast Ministry
In 1979, Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas launched its first weekly broadcast of edited worship services on local television. The vision for this broadcast was to attract local residents to the church, minister to existing members, and spread the Gospel beyond the walls of the church.
Little did those early visionaries realize the seeds they were planting, and the worldwide outreach that would grow from that simple vision. In 1994, a local radio program emerged, as well as television broadcasting on a national network, which provided nationwide exposure.
Thanks to the gifts and prayers of thousands of supporters, The Winning Walk has grown into an international television, radio, and internet outreach. The broadcast ministry takes its name from one of Dr. Young’s first books, The Winning Walk: Outfitting for the Christian Adventure and has been updated and rereleased.
As Dr. Young points out, walking involves practically every muscle in the body. And no one is born with the ability to walk. It requires training, strength, balance, coordination, determination, and time. Walking with God is no different. Nobody instantly becomes an overcoming Christian. We must take those first timid steps clinging to the Father’s hand before we can walk worthy of our calling as a child of the King. And like all journeys, walking the winning walk requires the proper equipment and preparation.
Dr. Young's passion is to outfit your life with the proven truth of God's Word so you will be able to follow wherever the Master leads and experience the abundant life He intends you to have.