Senior Pastor

Rev. Larry Edwards


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Revered Lanry Tyran Edward; son of Joshuza and Sara H. Edwards, seconds of five siblings. Native of Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. He allended the public school in Daytona Beach, graduating from Mainland Senior High and attending the former Daytona Beach Community College and Bethune-Cookman College and received a degree from International Seminary.
On April 10, 1985 Rev. Edwards was licensed to preach by Revered Clarence E. Glover, Pastor of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Daytona Beach. December 31 1989. he was ordained by Revered Dr.J. Cecil Bentley, Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Chuurch, Daytona Beach. Rev. Edwards was united in marriage to Gwen Azama Edwards on February 11, 1989. They have two adult sons.

April 10, 2001 he was appointed as interim pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, he served in the capacity for one year and in 2002 was call as Pastor and is presently serving. His career accomplishments include:
State Attormey Officer, Process Server of 7th Judicial Circuit, 2007 to present
Fagler County Sheriff Deparunent, Civil Department Process Server 2007
Daytona Beach Police Department, Chaplain 1991-2006
Security, F.W. Woolworth, 1976-1991
Rev. Edwards, personal experiences and accomplishments are many:
Senior Advisor-Office of the Chief of Police, Holly Hill, FL
Former Chief of Chaplains-Volusia County Police Chiefs Association
Founder/ Former Chairperson of Police Ministers Community Relations Association
Founder of First Offender Program for the 7th Judicial Circuit
Founder of The God Squad Program

Recognized for Service at Ground Zero following 9/11
"Chaplain for the Day" Florida House of Representatives
Nominated for United States President's Humanitarian Award
Distinguished Service Citation-The City of Daytona Beach
Joe Lincoln Community Award
Volusia County Citation by Adams Mark
Humanitarian Award for state of Virginia by then Govemor Douglas Wilder
Outstanding Services Award for House of Representatives
Distinguished Service Citation for 7 Judicial Circuit of Florida
Nominated for President's Humaniarian Award under President George H.W.Bush
He was also a "201 4 Juneteenth Hometown Hero!" Second time he has received this honor and recognition. County of Volusia recognized Rev. Edwards on February 11, 2018
in honor of his 13th Pastoral Anniversary, as Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Inc., naming that date the "Rev. Larry T. Edwards Day"!