Ep. 20 Edgar L. Vann: True Confessions of an Overachiever

Bishop Edgar Vann was stepping down from the pulpit of Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit after preaching to his congregation on New Year’s Eve one year ago when he was confronted with death.

“It was as if a dark curtain was falling and I could feel myself losing consciousness and falling out,”  the 60-year-old said. “I turned to my wife and grabbed her and that’s the last thing I remember.”

Had it not been for someone in his congregation who administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately, he wouldn’t be alive today.

“My heart stopped and there was no pulse,” Vann said.

(source: Detroit Free Press

His book, I DID IT TO MYSELF: True Confessions of an Overachiever (Westbow Press) tells the story of how that incident changed his life. 

On this podcast, hear Bishop Vann discuss work-life integration and how he led the cause that requires students in Michigan to be taught CPR by the time they graduate from high school. He will also talk about leadership and how leaders should inspire and impact others today. 

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Bishop Vann does not limit his ministry to the church. He is the founder of the Vanguard Community Development Corporation organized in 1994. He is leading an entire community towards restoration, healing and empowerment. He is also committed to helping individuals destroy the yoke of poverty and affirm themselves with sound biblical principles.

He has preached extensively throughout the United States, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Haiti and Eastern Europe. He fulfills the mission of Second Ebenezer Church as he empowers people everywhere with the Word making a global impact.

He is a mentor, coach and spiritual father to his many sons and daughters in the ministry and Pastors throughout the country.


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4 thoughts on “Ep. 20 Edgar L. Vann: True Confessions of an Overachiever

  • December 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    This is excellent.
    I have and still learn from Bishop every Sunday and Wednesday, when it is the word and beyond. Thank you for your leadership. You are an excellent Shepard leading your flock in the direction of having an excellent relationship with GOD, JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT, in every. Segment of our life. Thank you

  • December 31, 2017 at 12:44 am

    This is excellent. Bishop Vann is an exceptional man of God, preacher , teacher and community leader. I thank him for over 40 years of service. He is a great example of what we all strive to be. We all should work to leave a legacy for those who come after us. I look forward with great anticipation on the new book on how to balance life and live at the same time. Thanks so much for allowing me this opportunity to focus on my passion.

  • December 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I ‘am so looking forward to reading Bishop Vann’s book I Did it to Myself, Bishop Vann is a true servant of God, a caring and devoted leader. Under his covering of 30 years, I have seen the Manifestation of the Lord through Bishop Vann. Thank you Bishop for teaching your People how to live Holy by example. I pray that this book will inspire and help others, May God continue to Bless and Keep you Bishop Edgar L. Vann II.


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