Bishop Edward Donalson III, DMin

Professional Development Faculty
Director of Liturgy and Worship

Phone: 206.296.6357

Bio

Author, entrepreneur, thought coach, and multi-media personality, Dr. Edward Donalson III is a visionary with a dynamic message of empowerment.

Born in Philadelphia, PA and cultivated in Seattle, WA as a bi-coastal youth, he developed a heart for diversity and an ability to navigate all socioeconomic, educational, and ethnic spheres. Traveling nationally as a guest lecturer, workshop clinician, and preacher since 1996, he has a record of accomplishment in ministry excellence with integrity.

With a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters of Art in Global Leadership and a Doctorate of Ministry. Married Eighteen years to Ujima E. Donalson, CPC, NLPP, M.Ed., and father of one daughter. Dr. Donalson speaks a life-affirming message to families across the nation.

Dr. Donalson has authored 7 books: Moments of Worship; More Moments of Worship; THINK! Retooling Your Mind for Kingdom Success; THINK Again! The Roadmap to Kingdom Greatness; Unlocking the Genius Within: Essays on Greatness; Get Your Life: Affirmations, Inspirations, and Intentions, and In My Own Words; the Contemplative Life of a 21st Century Bishop, and is also the compiler of two anthologies: On Becoming and Yes I’m a Christian; a Practical Theology for an Emerging Generation.

Dr. Edward Donalson III currently serves as Senior Pastor of Kingdom Family Worship Center Int’l and is the Presiding Prelate of Freedom Assemblies Worldwide. President and Founder of Logos Life Network and Leadership Institute, and Co-founder of Koah International Enterprise. He is the current President of the United Ecumenical College of Bishops. Dr. Donalson is also the Bishop of Operations for the P.U.R.E. Ministries International Fellowship Churches and serves both on the King County Juvenile Justice Steering Committee and The City of Kent Community Police Race Relations Taskforce.

Education

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Candidate, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry (2017)
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Faith Seminary, (2006)
  • B.A. in Theology, Faith Seminary (2004)
  • A.A. in Music & Video Business Production & Management, Emphasis in Promotions & Publicity, Art Institute of Seattle (1995)

Book Publications

  • In My Own Words: The Contemplative Life of a 21st Century Bishop (2014)
  • Get Your Life! Affirmations, Inspirations & Intentions (2013)
  • Think Again! The Roadmap to Kingdom Greatness (2011)
  • More Moments of Worship (2011)
  • Unlocking the Genius Within: Essays on Greatness (2011)
  • Think! Retooling Your Mind for Kingdom Success (2008)
  • Moments of Worship: Psalms for Today’s True Worshipper (2006)

Conference Presentations

  • The Theology of #BlackLivesMatter, Chicago (2016)
  • Doing Church in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter, Las Vegas (2015)
  • The Power of Forgiveness, Seattle (2015)
  • The 21st Century Church / Love, Fellowship, Music And Arts Conference, including conference design, development, and delivery, Oakland (2014)
  • Northwest Power Conference Keynote Address / Mind Over Matter, Boise (2014)
  • The Gathering, Kent (2014)
  • Northwest Power Conference / The 21st Century Church, Boise (2014)
  • Kingdom Reign Holy Convocation, Kent (2010-2013)
  • P.U.R.E Ministries Fellowship of Churches School of Ministry (including conference design, development, and delivery), Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton (2006 – 2016)
  • The Word and Fellowship Holy Convocation (including conference design, development, and delivery, Kent (2006-2010)
  • The Word and Fellowship Conference Host (including conference design, development, and delivery), Seattle (1999 – 2005)

Media

  • Uploading Genius, Podcast (2013-Present)
  • Dr. D TV, Blog (2012-Present)
  • Uploading Genius Show, YouTube (2007-Present)
  • In Spirit & In Truth, Worship CD  (2004)

Selected Awards & Distinctions

  • Everyday Heroes Hall of Fame Award, Everyday Heroes of Humanity (2013)
  • Trailblazer Award, Alexander Temple Community Church (2006)

Leadership Appointments

  • Advising Committee Member, King County Juvenile Justice Steering Committee (2015-Present)
  • Advising Board Member, Kent Community Police Relations Board (2014-Present)
  • Bishop of Operations, P.U.R.E. Ministries International Fellowship of Churches (2013-Present)
  • Instructor, Professional Organizational Development, University of Washington (2013-Present)
  • Senior Pastor, Kingdom Family Worship Center International (2005-Present)
  • Bishop of Education, P.U.R.E. Ministries International Fellowship of Churches (2006-2013)
  • Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Berean Love and Bible Fellowship (2000-2005)