Ed Litton serves as the 63rd President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Litton was elected on June 15, 2021, at the SBC Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
Litton has served as senior pastor of Redemption Church (formerly North Mobile Baptist) since July 1994. Prior to coming to Redemption Church, Ed served as a home missionary appointed to work in the evangelism office of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. From there, he and his wife, Tammy, moved to Tucson and founded the Mountain View Baptist Church. Almost seven years after that work had been established, God led Ed to Redemption Church as senior pastor.
Ed holds a B.A. in Religion & Theatre from Grand Canyon University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ed and Tammy have 3 children: Josh, Tyler, and Kayla. Ed was married to Tammy for 25 years when she was killed in an automobile accident August 16, 2007. After a period of God’s grace and healing, Ed married Kathy Ferguson, widow of Pastor Rick Ferguson, who was also killed in an automobile accident.