Church Leadership Podcast
Church Leadership Podcast
Episode 102 - Ed Litton on Leading & Loving Well and Investing in Young Leaders

This week on the podcast, you will get to hear another great conversation that Mark and Andy had with Ed Litton. You may remember Ed from Episode 49. Ed Litton has served as the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, Alabama, since 1994. In this episode, you will hear from a pastor who loves and leads his people well, even during a pandemic. You will also hear about one of Ed’s passions, investing in young pastors and leaders. We believe this conversation is important to those leading in the local church for many reasons right now, and one of those happens to be that Ed is a candidate for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Find out more about Redemption Church here…

Snippets from our conversation with Ed Litton

“COVID exposes things that we have either been in denial of, or things we have never had to deal with… The pressure is on everybody.”

“We created what we called a ‘No Judgement Zone.’ If you stay home, nobody is going to judge you for that. We look forward to being with you the best way we can. If you come, there’s no judgement for coming.”

“Don’t minimize the voice of the shepherd. Your voice matters. It brings peace. It calms the flock.”

“You want to switch a church from a self-focused, narcissistic, and self-centered? Get them focused on ministering to other people, and release them to do that. Encourage them to do that.”

“It’s one thing to be a Maserati. It’s one thing to be a Mercedes Benz, but let me tell you something, when you need groceries, an old station wagon will do.”

“You can have a heart for the Great Commission and miss the heart of Jesus in the Great Commandment. The Great Commission is inseparably linked to the Great Commandment.”