Eddie & Karen Hester

Eddie & Karen Hester

Regional Ministry Directors: Western and Central Europe

Eddie Hester earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Doctorate of Law from California College of Law as well as serving 27 years in the US Army as a helicopter pilot.  He is currently taking classes towards a Masters of General Ministry.

After nine years as an Awana volunteer, Eddie joined the Awana Ministry full time in 2001 as the Regional Ministry Director for Central Europe.  In 2002 Western Europe was added to his oversight.  Eddie’s region consists of clubs in 20 countries in addition to European military bases in eight. Under Eddie’s leadership the Awana Leader-Based Strategy ministry model was introduced in Romania, Moldova and Albania.  5,500 boys and girls are evangelized and discipled in 145 Awana clubs each week in Western and Central Europe.

Eddie and his wife Karen have two grown children and as American citizens they reside in California.  Eddie has a heart to provide leadership in the spiritually depraved area of Western and Central Europe and is anticipating new growth opportunities across this region in the years to come.


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