meet jim ed hardaway

Mix a talent for motivating people with the art of visual creativity and you've just experienced this speaker.  Jim Ed's ability to connect with his audience is fueled by his desire to challenge a generation in their journey with God.  He thrives on helping people discover their destiny while unleashing their God-given potential.

Jim Ed is fueled by more than twenty-six years of ministry experience to both youth and adults, speaking to groups of all sizes.  His style is a unique blend of enthusiasm with innovation.  His passion is contagious and he shares from personal experiences that are relevant and relatable.  Using engaging presentations and visuals, he is able to transform practical points and illustrations into lessons that inspire.


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In this media-centric society, any voice without passion is quickly muffled.
Jim Ed is a strong communicator whose voice is clearly heard above the
fray. He causes readers and listeners to confront truth through compelling
language, illustrations, and humor. Jim Ed challenges me to learn more
and be more; he inspires me to expand my personal life goals.

—D'Arcy Maher, M.Ed. | Head of IPEKA English Program | Jakarta, Indonesia

Jim Ed has been a blessing to me, my family and my church family. He
has the uncanny ability to deliver an energetic, passionate sermon filled
with humor—a true friend with a genuine anointing and sincere heart for
this generation.

—Jonathan Salas | Musician | Recording Artist

My 7th grade daughter came home from camp and absolutely loved all of Jim Ed’s talks! As a dad, I could not be more thrilled with the way his messages touched my daughter’s heart. My daughter’s perspective on the world has broadened and I can see a change in her that she wants to share the love of Jesus more with others.

—Mike Hinckfoot | Compassion International, VP of Ministry Integration & Innovation | Colorado Springs, CO

Being in a band and traveling around the country we are able to meet and hear a lot of talented speakers, but none quite compare to Jim Ed. He definitely has a unique ability to connect with an audience and is very comfortable in front of people. We've worked with a lot of speakers that were not flexible and drove us crazy. Jim Ed is the opposite. It was a great pleasure to share a week of ministry with him and we would definitely jump at the chance to do it again.

—Daniel and Georgiana Eakins | The Ineloquent (.com) | Boulder, CO

Jim Ed is an artistic innovator at heart. His eye for creativity and instinctive relevance make him an imaginative genius! When given the platform, his use of first-rate, original media along with his dynamic enthusiasm will lead you on a life-changing journey towards growth and ambition.

—Bobby Williams | Senior Pastor | Bay City, TX

Jim Ed is awesome! As a Youth Pastor I could definitely tell that he loves students and that he put heart into creating a series that connected with our youth. He oozes love for God and it got all over our students. He seamlessly weaved together humor, personal stories and the Truth into a simple yet relevant message to point our kids towards a deeper relationship with Jesus. It's clear that God has gifted him to communicate the hope and the power of the Gospel to young people.

—Kevin Olivarez | Associate Pastor | Blackfoot, ID

Jim Ed has a great eye for relevant creativity, combining his artistic excellence with a zeal for reaching kids in the heart of their culture. With a broad spectrum of talent including: music, graphical artistry, and passionate preaching and teaching based in true biblical character, I whole-heartedly recommend him as an ideal asset to anyone trying to reach this or any generation.

—Joseph L. Bock | Associate Pastor | Reno, NV

Rarely in life, if at all, do we experience the good fortune to meet an exceptionally gifted person. However, I am favored to be acquainted with Jim Ed who is undoubtedly of the highest caliber. It’s been an incredible ride anticipating his next innovation, and it is sure to be far from the norm. He consistently inspires Godly principles and insights for use in today’s world, in the lives of many including my own. Now it’s your turn!

—Monty Moore | Pilot and Adventurer | Newton, AL

Jim is like the best flippin’ speaker ever—GOSH! He’s got motivational skills, humor skills, Keynote skills—his skills are almost as good as my dance moves!

—Napoleon Dynamite | Artist & Bow-Staff Expert | Preston, ID


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