Leadership comes in all forms and sizes, but the
results are the same. Leaders influence behavior and make a difference in people’s lives.
Profiling leaders reveals a diverse combination of traits, but changing lives is a common theme.
Mike Edwards, South Carolina
When you are sick YOU see the doctor. But when people are hurting on the inside, they often need their pastor to lead them through the healing process. Mike Edwards has an affinity for hurting people. A look at Mike’s pastoral and leadership traits makes it clear he is able to help those who are or have faced significant hurt in their lives. He is an encourager—a teacher who provides healthy exhortation. His discerning spirit gives clear insight on prescribing ways to help one become stronger and healthier spiritually.
Mike married Karen at age 19, and she is the reason he became a Free Will Baptist. His convictions of our doctrine have provided us with a brilliant pastor. He describes their current dating habits as low-key, consisting of going to either Chick-Fil-A or Zaxby’s followed by a walk in the mall. He says, “It’s the walks we most enjoy.”
He quickly pointed out to me that his wife is his greatest asset and ally. She helped him learn early in ministry how to avoid the tunnel vision of seeing only the church at the expense of the family. The result produced a strong marriage of 27 years and healthy relationships with their three grown children who all love God.
The congregation at Horse Branch FWB Church in Turbeville, South Carolina, has a tremendous leader in Mike Edwards.
Mike Edwards you are a great leader!
More About Mike
Who is your favorite author? Thom Rainer
What are your favorite books?
My Utmost for His Highest
by Oswald Chambers
Disciplines for a Godly Man
by Kent Hughes
Life Wide Open
by David Jeremiah
What are you reading right now?
The Unexpected Journey
by Thom Rainer
The Disciple Making Church
by Bill Hull
Parameters of Light
by Elmer Towns & Ed Stetzer
Ocean to the mountains
Talk radio over music
Pepsi over Coke
Mac over PC
Leadership Profile is a regular column sponsored by Randall House Publications that features a different
Free Will Baptist pastor or leader in each issue.
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