Meet the Pastors
Dr. Ed King is the founder and Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to pastoring, Dr. King is president of The Power of the Word television ministry, which is broadcast both nationally and internationally. He resides in Knoxville along with his wife and Co-Pastor, Nora King. Their daughter Laren and son-in-law, Adam also work with them full-time in the ministry. In addition to pastoring Redemption Church and his lead role at Power of the Word, Pastor King has traveled extensively to over 60 Nations around the world teaching and preaching the gospel to thousands in leadership conferences and evangelistic meetings.
Nora King was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. As the daughter of a Baptist preacher she was taught to love and serve the Lord. She came to Jesus Christ at the age of 13 but found that her relationship with God was shallow. After rededicating her life at a Billy Graham Crusade as a young adult, she gained a strong desire to know the Lord in a deeper way. Her decision to seek God opened a door for her to have a more intimate relationship with Him through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which drastically changed her life. Nora’s husband, Ed, received God’s call into the ministry after eight years of marriage. Being brought up as a “preacher’s kid”, Nora knew the hardships and challenges that they would face, but she also knew that God’s hand was on her husband so together they took a step of faith. Later she realized that there was a call to ministry upon her own life as well and so Nora was ordained in 1985 by Lester Sumrall. Now God uses her and her husband together as a ministry team.
Ed and Nora founded Redemption Church International in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1978, where Nora is the co-pastor. This local church is a strong, thriving New Testament church that places special emphasis on the truth of the scripture, harvesting the world, training each believer to use their influence for Christ Jesus and developing leaders in the Body of Christ.
Nora holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Zoe University and has spent many years in intense study of leadership principles. In 2010 she released a book entitled “30 Days to a Better Prayer Life” which has been widely accepted across denominational lines, used as a Bible study guide and has even been distributed at the United Nations. She has been featured on several television programs, both regionally and nationally, sharing about prayer. She has traveled throughout the world ministering God’s love and has seen God’s miraculous power in manifestation through the gifts of the Spirit, physical and emotional healing and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.