Ed Silvoso, founder and president of Harvest Evangelism—with a staff of over 50 people in five continents—is widely recognized as a missions strategist and solid Bible teacher who specializes in evangelism, city and nation reaching, marketplace transformation and gender reconciliation. Jack Hayford has said that “Ed Silvoso is one of the clearest, most coherent, thoroughly biblical thinkers we have today,” and Zig Ziglar has stated that “Ed Silvoso’s clear-cut message could be the catalyst that propels America into a first-century type of revival.”
Ed is known as a practitioner who equips the church for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4). He has equipped the masses in Argentina for years through the Harvest Evangelism International Institute in addition to live television and radio broadcasts, and has reached U.S. audiences through events such as Light the Nation which was a live broadcast from Madison Square Garden downlinked to over 600 sites. Ed and his team pioneered city transformation in Argentina in 1990 when the city of Resistencia (population 400,000) was totally reached for Christ, thus shifting a paradigm that since then has made city transformation part of the church lifestyle worldwide.
Over 300 cities have been impacted by the ministry of Harvest Evangelism, and the development of a nation transformation prototype in Argentina is in progress under Ed’s leadership. His scriptural insights on the role of the church in the marketplace and his Bible based strategies on how to take the presence and power of God to the workplace have motivated and equipped scores of people to find their spiritual destiny by turning their job into their ministry. His book Anointed for Business is considered a groundbreaking classic in this area.
Initially trained in business in his native Argentina, Ed’s background includes banking, hospital administration and financial services. He is the author of best selling books That None Should Perish, Prayer Evangelism, Women: God’s Secret Weapon, and Anointed for Business. His most recent publication entitledGod’s Ticker Tape: A Report on Divine Acquisitions in the Marketplacehighlights testimonies of God’s presence and power at work in the marketplace.
Ed serves on the Honorary Board of the Presidential Prayer Team, and is a member of the National Day of Prayer Advisory Committee, Mission America, and the Global Pastors Network.
Ed and his wife, Ruth, reside in San Jose, California.