About Ed Briggs
The Short Story
Son of David H. Briggs and Esther Covert. Born 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida–the youngest of three brothers. Grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where his father taught at Maryville College. Oldest brother killed in WW II. Graduated from Maryville High School. Became an Eagle Scout. Graduated from Carson-Newman College with majors in Religion and English. Studied for the ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Earned three degrees including the Doctor of Ministry. Married in 1956. Two daughters born 1957 and 1961. Pastor of a Tennessee Baptist church for 8 years and one in Maryland for 16. Authored two religious books. Twice divorced and remarried. Left the ministry in 1990 and joined Macro International in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2010, completed 20 years with Macro. Directs development of technology applications. Started edbriggs.com in 2009. Married and living in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Continues to work for ICF International, which purchased Macro in 2009. Family now includes three grand children. Lifetime interests include writing, poetry, running, computers, swimming, open water swimming, bicycling, guns and marksmanship, flying, motorcycling, golfing, trumpet playing, hiking and mountain climbing, tennis, photography, animals and wildlife, music, and travel.