K. Edward's church

Castle Hills Christian Church
San Antonio, Texas 78213-2315

About K. Edward
  • Education: Ed graduated from Ozark Bible College in ’72 with a BSL degree. He received an MA from California Graduate School of Theology in ’83,and received a D Min from Vision International University in 2001.
  • Experience: Ed has been an ordained minister since ’72 (43 years), having served the following churches: Ridgecrest Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM (’72-’74), Arcadia Christian Church, Santa Fe, TX, (’74-’85), Castle Hills Christian Church, San Antonio, TX (’85 - '15). Ed is Vice chairman of the Trustees at Colegio Biblico, Eagle Pass, TX, President of Heart of Texas Evangelistic Assn. Ed has written three books: A Place at my Father's Table ( & Our Spiritual Inheritance (Vision Publishing Service), Our Spiritual Walk (Shipmate Press) All books available on
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Most of my sermons are textual or expository in nature because I believe that is the kind of preaching that helps baby Christians grow into maturity.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I love to preach sermon series often choosing something I have never studied before or looking at a text in a new way. Right now we are preaching through "The Story"
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I generally try to include an illustration about something adorable my grandchildren did or said much to the amusement (or consternation) of the congregation.
  • Family: Ed and Susan Skidmore met at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Mo. and were married in 1972, soon after graduation. They have 2 daughters, Kaysha Simpson and Kimberly Condit, and four grandchildren (Morgan, David, Caleb, and Lydia)
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My dad read the last book I wrote, "Our Spiritual Inheritance" and said it is the best book he had ever read. (He might be somewhat prejudiced)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife highly approves of my sermons because she edits them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: My mother-in-law said "if you can’t strike oil in 20 minutes, stop boring!"
  • Books that have had an impact: I believe I have read almost everything ever written by Watchman Nee. I have also enjoyed books by Major Ian Thomas, Stuart Briscoe, and Jill Briscoe, My favorite commentary is the "Be" Series by Warren Wieresbe.
  • Hobbies: Ed is a left-handed finger-style guitarist (and banjo player), loves to golf (right handed), fish (left handed),and hunt (left handed). Also a blogger, his blog is at
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Hold on Tight! We’re gonna win!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: One Sunday I arrived to see two buzzards perched on top of our church building. They stayed there most of the morning causing me to wonder if that was a sign from God about our church’s future.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Faithful unto death!
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  • Invitation To Drink Poison

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2012

    INVITATION TO DRINK POISON David Timms said: "Skeptics, atheists, cynics, and unbelievers often cast Christianity as a legalistic burden, a lifestyle of bondage or a crutch for the weak to lean on. Well, perhaps it's time for those same voices to look around and see the fruit of more

  • What Happened To King Neb Was Unique --- ...

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2012

    What happened to King Neb was unique --- I’ve never heard of anything quite like it --- a King eating grass for 7 years like an animal. But on the other hand, the spiritual experience it represents is more common than we’d like to think. I remember a father of one of my youth group kids years more

  • Worship In The Thrill And The Agony

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2012

    WORSHIP IN THE THRILL AND THE AGONY The 2012 Olympics gave a great illustration of how Christians can trust God in the thrill of victory AND the agony of defeat. If you watched the Olympics, you probably saw Gabby Douglas's big smile. When she won the Individual Gold in gymnastics. She said, more

  • Ornamentals

    Contributed on May 5, 2012

    ORNAMENTALS Back in 1960, my family moved from Ohio to Arizona. The first time we went to the Phoenix Airport, I was impressed by the beautiful orange trees that lined the drive. It was the first time this Ohio boy had ever seen citrus trees. The oranges were big as grapefruits. They looked more

  • Garlands Of Heaven

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2011

    GARLANDS OF HEAVEN In India, whenever I preached I would get a garland made of carnations or roses or some other kind of flower. (This was done as a gesture of honor.) They smelled nice at first, but they were bulky and awkward (most of them would hang down almost to your knees), and after more