About Ed and Debby
Debby and I were married in 1976 and have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We have been serving with CityNet Ministries since 2009. Debby is a certified Health Coach and a Senior Sales Coordinator with the JuicePlus company.
Ed was ordained in 1978 and received his doctorate in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1988. He has served as pastor, missionary, church planter, Bible college and seminary professor and author. He is a Teaching Elder with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Ed's mission: To follow Jesus and make disciples of love who will advance Christ's Kingdom by multiplication and missional unity.

Deb's mission: To follow Jesus, making disciples, while helping people get healthy all over the world.


Our Affiliations

Ed's Ministries

Our Hobbies


  • Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America
  • Member - Philadelphia Presbytery PCA
  • Member - Evangelical Missiological Society
  • Partner with City Team and Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) globally


  • Member - Pilgrim Church (PCA)
  • Dr Sears Certified Health Coach
  • Lecturer- Back to the Bible Institute
  • www.debbygross.juiceplus.com
  • debbygross@comcast.net

  • preaches on NT Discipleship themes and texts nationally and globally. 
  • leads Renewals of Biblical Discipleship (RBDs) throughout USA, Europe and Africa lasting from 1 to 5 days.
  • facilitates Discovery Bibly Studies (DBS) groups with new disciples
  • leads and attends Disciple Making Movement (DMM) prayer meetings
  • researches and writes on NT Discipleship, offering FREE ebooks
  • works for the missional unity of all Evangelical Christians in Philadelphia, USA and globally
  • helps mission agencies rediscover and renew NT Discipleship 
  • encourages and promotes small, struggling church mergers

  • Watching Home Improvement shows
  • Listening to Christian music (K-LOVE)
  • Decorating & Gardening
  • Reading Andrew Murray
  • Walking at Wissahickon Creek & beach
  • Watching sports with Ed


  • Traveling & driving everywhere
  • Watching Philly sports teams, South African rugby & Premier League soccer
  • Reading Dan Brown & James Michener
  • Visiting the ocean with Deb
  • Rough housing with grandkids
  • Golfing