Ed Stuteville grew up in a small town in Tennessee. He was a cradle Catholic who grew up in the Church of Christ and Southern Baptist faiths. As an adult, he returned to the Catholic Church for fifteen years before returning to the Evangelical faith. He eventually became an ex-evangelical (or Ex-vangelical), trying to separate what he was taught from what he now believes.

Ed has studied scriptures and scholars and at one time considered the priesthood after a divorce, but he has no formal training in theology. He holds a BS in Business and in no way considers himself an authority on the subject of religion. He considers the Red Letters to be his moral compass and believes no single faith has the one true answer. His one goal is to open conversations between people of differing faiths and those of no faith and discover how to be better humans.