Eddie Cole

Eastern District Superintendent

Eddie was born and raised in East Tennessee. After meeting Jesus and having his life radically changed as a young adult, he immediately had a heart to reach people with the Gospel.  It wasn’t long before he knew nothing other than a life committed to ministry would satisfy him. Over the years, his journey has taken him from serving in small towns in the south to the great mission field of New York City.  For nearly 13 years Eddie served as Senior Pastor at Salem Church on the north shore of Staten Island. While serving there, the church experienced a wonderful spiritual revitalization and had a deep impact in the community.  

He and his wife, Jessica, are Liberty University alumni, where their daughter Madison is currently a student.  He has degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary and a DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary.  

After more than 20 years in ministry, Eddie’s main passion is still to share the Gospel in Word and deed.  As District Superintendent his calling is to come alongside pastors and leaders in order to help them live well and lead their ministries with vision and passion, so that Christ will be glorified throughout the district. 

His belief is, “It takes healthy leaders to lead healthy, growing churches. And only healthy, growing churches will reproduce disciples, leaders and new ministries.  That is the aim of the eastern district.”