Edwin Louis Cole also known as Ed Cole, was the founder of the Christian Men's Network, a religious organization devoted to helping Christian men and fathers. He published many books and preached numerous sermons relating to men and religion.
Cole eventually became the first full-time district men’s minister for a major denomination. He spent the next two decades undertaking a number of religious endeavors, including mission trips, evangelizing, and Christian TV stations. In 1977 Cole founded the Christian Men's Network. At that time he was still actively ministering on two Christian television networks, acting as chancellor of a ministry school, and helping to establish a radio ministry. In April 1984 Cole resigned from these positions to focus exclusively on his men's ministry, which started slowly but grew in the 1980s and 1990s.