Ed Sealy was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, the oldest of eight children. After graduation from high school, he moved from Bathurst to Amherst, Nova Scotia where he opened a chain of fast food restaurants. It was here that he began a spiritual search to quench the thirst deep within his soul. His quest ended when he was converted to Christ in 1978.
After his conversion to Christ, Sealy left the business world to study for the ministry. After graduation from Bible school, he pastored a church in Belleville, NB for five years before answering the call to return to the Bible School to teach Old and New Testament Synthesis and personal evangelism. In 1998, he resigned his teaching position to found a ministry known as “Furtherance Ministries.” The ministry has a board of directors and is registered with the Canadian government as a charitable organization. The purpose of the ministry is to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Sealy is a gifted evangelist who brings the gospel message to needy people through message and music.
During September 2000, Sealy’s life story was broadcast around the world in 127 countries on 1150 radio stations. “Unshackled,” a ministry of Pacific Garden Mission, based in Chicago, Illinois, dramatized his life story and presented it to the world during their September broadcast.
Singer, songwriter, and evangelist Ed Sealy has released his eighth CD entitled “Winter Coat”. This project was recorded at Wolf Willow Sound in Edmonton, Alberta. John Blerot, one of Canada’s finest producers, engineered the project. There are eleven songs on this recording all of which have been written by Sealy. His previous recordings have enjoyed international success. Socan, a company which tracks air play for artists, has recorded air play in some forty different countries around the world. As usual the songs on this recording come out of a wide range of experiences which Ed himself has faced. This lends itself to comforting and encouraging the listener. Some of Canada’s finest musicians came into the studio to work on this project.
At the 2004 NB Gospel Music Hall of Fame awards, Sealy received a Mercy Award for Male Artist of the Year. On September 24, 2016, Ed will be inducted into The NB Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.
Ed’s song “Umbrella In The Rain” was recently released as a single by country artist Brent Williams in January 2016. Brent released the music video for this song in March 2016 and can be viewed on YouTube.
Sealy is married with three children. He and his wife Theresa now make their home in Wakefield, NB a small community outside of Hartland.