Edward Masters, 89, of Lincoln, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022. Born in Bombay, India on November 18, 1932 to Missionaries, Emery and Eva Masters. They returned to the States when he was 3 years old aboard a ship.\n \nHe lived in New York City, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, Iowa, and Illinois during his childhood.\n \nAfter he graduated from high school in Downers Grove, Illinois, he went to St. Paul, Minnesota where he attended St. Paul Bible College. During his senior year, he was chosen to be a World Missions speaker and had the honor of speaking in front of 13,000 people. On June 23, 1954, at the age of 21, Eddie began his Ministry as a pastor in Stratton, Nebraska. Soon after, Eddie and JoAnn married on July 24th. To this union three children were born: Colleen, Connie, and Bruce.\n \nBesides NE, he also pastored churches in Illinois, Montana, and Iowa serving as a Senior Pastor of seven churches. In two of the churches, he had radio and deaf ministries.\n \nOn August 1st, 1990, Eddie started as an Associate Pastor at Indian Hills Community Church serving as Pastor of Personal Ministries. His ministry included visiting new members to the congregation, visiting the sick at the hospital, conducting weddings and funerals, visiting new mothers, helping distribute benevolent funds, and counseling couples.\n \nEddie thoroughly enjoyed his ministry at the Hills and after 25 years he retired. But even after retirement, he was still able to visit those who needed that extra special care only he could give. This included widows and those that were homebound or in nursing homes. He wanted all of them to know that even though he was retired his love for the church family was still very much alive. He considered being a Pastor a high and holy calling and he did this with much joy, devotion, and love.\n \nHe served 68 years as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.\n \nWe his family will remember our Dad as a loving man. A compassionate, generous man who loved his family. We will always remember his love for God and how much he wanted all of us to know the Lord the way he did. He was unfailing in his faith. You all knew him as Pastor Eddie, we knew him as dad, husband, grandpa and father in-love.