Ed and Glenna met in southern Oregon when Ed returned from service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. They were married in 1968. In 1970, when their oldest daughter Carmen was just 6 weeks old, they moved to Montana where Glenna attended and Ed graduated from Montana Institute of the Bible in 1973. In 1977 they began a church-planting ministry among the Chilcotin Indians of British Columbia. After four years, they moved to Williams Lake where they, along with other missionaries, were involved in the establishment of the Williams Lake Native Bible Church. They relocated to Alberta in 1986 to minister as InterAct’s (then Arctic Missions) Canadian mobilizers. In 2001 the Houstons joined co-workers in Kamloops, BC in their church plant among Shuswap First Nations people. In 2003 Ed and Glenna took the reins of Native Bible Centre (NBC), a distance-learning Bible school in Kamloops. They have three children and seven grandchildren. They now live in Wardner, BC and are continuing with NBC. The NBC materials called "TRIBE," (Training Resources for Indigenous Bible Education), have an impact on individuals in Canada, the US, Africa, and Greenland.