Dr. Ed Laymance

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Briefly describe how you accepted Christ?
Because my early perception of what I thought I heard at church was “prepare for heaven sometime (I believed I had), and be good for goodness’ sake in the meantime (I felt I was)”, I gave little consideration to God’s involvement in my life beyond that. My sophomore year in High School, I found something Jesus said very compelling. “I have come that you might have life, and live it to the full” (John 10:10). Jesus was talking about life lived to the absolute max right now, not just heaven one day. Really? I mean, really? This was a game changer for me – a defining moment. No more random, casual Christianity. I chose to go “all in”. What God had to say was now relevant concerning everything – relationships, where I would go, what I would do, who I would be, and the man, husband, father, and friend I would become.


What do you do at LABC?
I give oversight to our counseling ministry – Impact Counseling and Guidance Center, as well as Thrive, our marriage and family ministry. I also preach, teach, and give pastoral leadership to help us as a church accomplish our overall purpose – Glorify God and Pursue People.


What was the first album you bought?
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ U.S.A


What is your favorite restaurant?
Mac’s Grill


What is your favorite verse and why?
Phil. 4:13-14. My past does not define me. Who I am in Christ does, and that must determine how I live moving forward.


What is your favorite worship album?
Casting Crowns – Lifesong


What is your proudest moment?
Anytime I hear or see my children making God honoring choices and decisions.


What are your favorite sports teams?
I’m a homer – Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, and Stars.