Ed Traverse

Lifepoint Westerville, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Westerville Ohio
Lifepoint Westerville
July 1

About My Family

Ed and his wife, Tammy, have been married since 1997. They have two daughters, Abigail and Carleigh.

About My Church Plant

Ed has been a pastor in the Columbus area since 2003. He helped to plant and pastor a church on the campus of Ohio State University in 2003. After pastoring the church for 13 years he joined the North American Mission Board as a church planting apprentice, exploring the possibility of planting a campus with Lifepoint Church. God paved the way to launch the Westerville campus in January of 2018 with Ed as the teaching pastor. Ed is blessed to be part of Lifepoint Westerville and is excited to watch God continue to work in and through the campus.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: E1L5K2-Traverse,Edwa