Rector, All Saints Church Pasadena (1995-present)
Ed Bacon is the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California - a 4,000 member multi-ethnic urban Episcopal parish, with a reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.
Ed's energies focus on leadership in anxious times, peacemaking, interfaith relations, integrating family, faith and work systems; and articulating the Christian faith in non-bigoted ways. He is a passionate advocate for peace and justice in the community, the nation, and the world. He has received several honors for his peace and interfaith work. He is a founder of Beyond Inclusion and Claiming the Blessing (working for justice for the LGBT community) and a co-founder of the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative. He serves on Human Rights Watch California Committee South and on other national and community boards.
Ed has been a guest on Oprah's Soul Series on XM's Oprah & Friends Radio, as well as The Oprah Winfrey Show, which led to a regular role as guest host on Oprah's Soul Series and contributor on Oprah.com. His first book, 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind, was published in September, 2012.
Prior to coming to All Saints, Bacon served as Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Jackson, Mississippi; Rector of St Mark's in Dalton, Georgia; and Dean of Students and Campus Ministry at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He holds honorary Doctorates by Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Mercer University.
He and his wife, Hope Hendricks-Bacon, have two adult children and two grandchildren.
For more information visit www.8habitsoflove.com.