Dr. Paul A. Cedar
Chair and CEO
Dr. Paul Cedar is the Chair/CEO of the Mission America Coalition. Before joining the Mission America Coalition, he served as the President of the Evangelical Free Church of America for two three-year terms, as the Senior Pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California for ten years, as Executive Pastor and Pastor of Evangelism at Hollywood Presbyterian Church and as Pastor of several Evangelical Free Churches. He was also a Crusade Associate with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a Crusade Director with evangelist Leighton Ford.
Deeply committed to the ministry of evangelism in the United States and around the world, Paul served as Chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, and currently serves as a member of the National Prayer Committee and the Board of the U.S. Center for World Missions. In addition, he is on the Advisory Boards of a number of strategic ministries.
Dr. Cedar is the author of eight books with the most current volume entitled A Life of Prayer. He has served as adjunct professor or visiting professor at five theological seminaries in the United States and has lectured at a number of colleges and theological seminaries in other parts of the world.
Paul and his wife Jeannie live in California and have three children and four grandchildren.