Rev. Ed began this ministry with his family in 1996. He was involved with several types of ministries over the years. He worked with youth of all ages through different types of outreaches including coaching Little League, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. He was the Teen Youth Minister at his home church for several years. He had also served as a church camp counselor for two years. He began his pulpit ministry as a District Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church. He was then asked to serve for two years as an associate pastor at Christ The King Church in Zanesville, Ohio. He was licensed and ordained there by their chartering organization Trinity Chapels of Tampa Florida, a Full Gospel Fellowship.
After 22 years as an "Over the road truck driver," an illness caused him to leave his career and follow God's call in full time service to Him. Along with Becky, he followed God's call and formed Gallis Ministries. He was later licensed and ordained by the Universal Life Church of California, a non-denominational fellowship of believers, and credentialed by James W. Hunt Ministries for his evangelistic work. He continued his education earning a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Universal Life Church for his years in Evangelistic Ministry. He was blessed to have carried God's message in many different denominational pulpits as well as non-denominational. He brought a fresh approach to the teachings of the Gospels, often bringing his own life's journey to his illustrations. Many were able to relate the teachings to their own lives as a result. He was truly led of the Holy Spirit, as he gave God all the honor and praise for what ever message he was given to share. He started and moderated several online resources for special needs children. His ministry reached world wide via the internet, counseling parents of some very special children, on how God is in control even when we feel very alone in our needs.
Ed was the past president of the Global CMTC-OVM US Organization. This is a patient advocacy organization for those diagnosed with Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita (CMTC), and other vascular malformations(OVM). Through this organization was one platform where he extended his ministry of counseling and compassion. In 2012, Ed's ministry on earth was over. He was called home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Before his passing, he transferred his position in the organization to his devoted wife, Bec.
Today, in Ed's memory, the Gallis family offers a memorial scholarship to provide financial assistance for one family to attend the Global CMTC-OVM US Annual Conference. For many, he was a saving grace who introduced them to an organization founded on serving others. He adored their children, and strived to be a diligent advocate.