Pastor Edwards' passion is to see people grow in the knowledge of Christ. He has studied at Lee University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and Andersonville Seminary. Pastor Edwards has served for 24 years as senior pastor and 6 years as an associate, youth, and young married pastor. He has also served as Eastern North Carolina Church of God director of Pastoral Covenant Groups and as a facilitator of a PCG for 11 years. He is married to his sweetheart Pati and is the proud father of a daughter, Ashlyn.
Pati has a heart for ministry. As a pastor's daughter, she worked in various church ministries. Pati has served as a youth pastor, music minister, and speaker/teacher. She has worked with her husband in the ministry for 30 years, including 24 years as a First Lady. In addition to church, she has taught in public and Christian schools for over 25 years. Pati is a graduate of East Coast Bible College and UNC Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She studied the Word extensively and holds an Exhorters Certificate with the Church of God. Pati enjoys spending time with family and friends. Admiring God's creation is her favorite way to refresh and recharge.