Eddie serves the National Association of Free Will Baptists. For over 25 years he engaged in the training of professional counselors working as a professor of counselor education and associate dean of the school of education. He also served as pastor for nearly 20 years. He is the author of the First Aid for Emotional Hurts series and was honored as the counselor of the year by the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. He and his wife Lynne have two married adult children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.