Evangelists to preach the word...

As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. - 2 Tim. 4:5

Edward DeBerry

Ed DeBerry was born into a church of Christ family. His late father, John Sr. was a minister in the church for more than 50 years.  Ed has two brothers, John Jr and Tony, both are ministers in the lord’s church.

Ed has labored at the University church of Christ since 1990 as a deacon, elder and evangelist.

Ed graduated magna cum laude and salutatorian in his class at Montreat College in North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and biblical studies.

Ed retired as a Senior Producer for NBC News after 32 years with the company and 40 years in the television business.

Ed is now working with his brothers building the Eternal Truth Broadcast Network, producing and distributing spiritually sound family-oriented media content.

Ed has been married to his wife Carolyn since 1980. Their adult children, Alexandria and Jasmine are both very active in church work. 

Dean Thompson


Dean Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Wingate University in Wingate, NC and a graduate diploma from the Memphis School of Preaching in June 2021.


He has served as one of the evangelists at University church of Christ since 2021 and he co-leads their college ministry alongside his wife, Jasmine. He also serves as the co-editor of the Christian blog, Truly Anchored. 

Dean has been married to his lovely wife Jasmine since 2017. They welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Nicolas Dean Thompson, into the world on February 10, 2021.