Reverend E.D. Sumbler considers himself, “a Friend of God,” [ John 15:15]. He was baptized at an early age at the Liberty Hill, B.C., Long Leaf, Louisiana. He is married to Eunice for 35 years as of this writing. Both their adult children are alive and well. He graduated Southern University, ( La.); The University of Toledo, (Ohio) and, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,(La.) He is a Retired Army Chaplain and Gulf War Veteran, 1990-91. He proudly served with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.