Prominent W Mich. pastor Ed Dobson dies

Courtesy photo of Ed Dobson.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A long-time and well-known former church leader in West Michigan has died.

Ed Dobson led the Calvary Church on East Beltline Avenue NE for nearly 20 years up until 2005 when he had to retire because of his health. He had been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease for years.

Dobson came to the U.S. from Northern Ireland and once worked with Rev. Jerry Falwell to found the “Moral Majority” group.

Dobson died at the age of 65.

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