Iconic internal pastor, Ed Dobson, dies after conflict with ALS
January 3, 2016 - als
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ed Dobson, former Senior Pastor during Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, upheld divided on Saturday, Dec 26, after a prolonged conflict with ALS.
Dobson was obvious in eremite circles via a U.S., and rose to inflection in a 1980s while he served in a care purpose with a Moral Majority, a devout domestic classification led by Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Dobson became priest during Calvary Church in 1987, and his inhabitant form grew in 1993, when he was named “Pastor of a Year” by a Moody Bible Institute. He was diagnosed with ALS, improved famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2000.
As Senior Pastor during Calvary, Dobson mostly spoke to outrageous congregations of adult to 5,000 people. His life has been chronicled in “Ed’s Story,” a seven-film array about hope.
Dobson’s flitting was remarkable Monday by stream Calvary Senior Pastor Jim Samra, in a Facebook post to a congregation. The wake will be hold Thursday, Dec 31, during 11:00 a.m. in a Calvary Church sanctuary, with a private funeral following.
Samra also says there will be no visitation before to or accepting following a service. The family has requested privacy, and asks that people refrain from contacting them directly.