Dr. Edwin Louis Cole (1922-2002), known as "the father of the Christian men's movement," was called by God to speak with a prophetic voice to the men of this generation. To that end, he founded the Christian Men's Network, a ministry that majors in men and communicates the reality that manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. A former pastor, evangelist, missionary, business executive, and denominational leader, Dr. Cole and his wife, Nancy, served the Lord together for more than fifty years. Over four million copies of his books are in circulation in more than forty languages, including his best-selling Maximized Manhood. Since his recent death, his legacy and his vision are being carried on by his "sons" in the faith as they reach tens of thousands of men each month via books, videos, and other media.
"Ed Cole...many regard as the forerunner of the current
Christian men's movement."
--Charisma Magazine, July, 1993
"Edwin Cole's ministry changed my life, changed mymarriage."
--Reggie White, NFL Superbowl Champion, Green Bay Packers
"Edwin Louis Cole is an example to men: an inspiration to the men of America in a time that cries out for
just such leaders with sound moral value."
--Oliver North, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)
"Edwin Louis Cole is doing wonderful, critical work on the front-line of spiritual warfare. I think every man
should participate in the Christian Men's Network."
--Theodore Baehr, Chairman, The Christian Film and Television Commission
"God has developed a magnificent ministry in Edwin Louis Cole. He has ministered to me, drawing out of
me an intensity for Christianity that God has placed deep within me."
--Bill McCartney, Founder, Promise Keepers
"I hope to convey somehow to the men I influence the influence that Ed Cole's words have had on my life."
"This is a man with the word for men today."
--Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Famer