To thousands of families across America, Ethan Pope is their financial pastor. As his ministry expands, thousands more are growing to appreciate Ethan’s financial message for America and the body of Christ worldwide.
Josh McDowell says, “Ethan Pope is a first class educator. It is evident that Ethan has a special, God-given ability to take complex topics and make them simple.” He communicates timely principles with both humor and compassion.
Ethan has served as the founder and president of Foundations For Living since 1988. He spent 10 years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and is a 1988 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. Ethan became a Certified Financial Planner in 1990 for the sole purpose of gaining additional financial expertise. He has never had a financial planning practice or any clients.
He has authored numerous books including: How To Be A Smart Money Manager , (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995); the Personal Finance Course, (Financial Foundations, 1988); There’s No Place Like Home (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2001); Creating Your Personal Money MAP (Tyndale Publishers, 2004).
Ethan and Moody Publishers have recently formed a partnership to release The Financial Alert Series. The first book in this series Cashing It In – Getting Ready for a World Without Money was released July 2005. Their second book Social Security – What’s In It For You? was released October 2005. The third book Identity Theft – Protecting Yourself From an Unprotected World was released 2006.
Since 1985, Ethan has traveled across the nation speaking at conferences, seminars and in churches.
Radio is a highlight of Ethan’s ministry. To date, he has been interviewed on over 281 nationally broadcast programs including Moody “Midday Connection,” Moody “Prime Time America,” Moody “Open Line,” Crown Financial Ministry “Money Matters” and “Money Watch,” “Family Life Radio,” and New Life Radio. Ethan has also been a guest on several national television programs.
Ethan and his wife Janet live in Dallas, TX and have two adult children.