Ed Stagg is a Christian man in his fifties living today in Alabama outside Birmingham. Third of four children, Ed grew up in a very modest home in Los Angeles from the age of five years. Having recently undergone a heart transplant, Ed is accustomed to difficult times, challenges and adversity. Ed lost his father at the age five when his mother and father divorced, lost his mother at the age of nineteen when she died of heart disease at only fifty-three, and an old sister and brother when they were in their young forties. Ed is no stranger to hard questions and unpleasant reality. Having a son who is now in his thirties and who served valiantly on the front lines of Iraq, Ed has always maintained a convicted life according to his Christian faith. Growing up in a family needing government and church assistance, Ed knows what it feels like to be on the bottom looking up. Ed has learned over his many years not to let this life get him down or beat him, but have everlasting and ever loving faith in God and His divine word. Ed surrounds himself with people of all walks of life but takes his queues from those with whom he shares his religious faith and convictions. A volunteer at a local crisis center Ed knows the difficulties of others and the importance of reaching out to everyone in love and kindness whether walking the same road or not. This is his faith and this is his conviction.