"With God all things are possible..."
Pastor Brian Keith Edwards
Insightful, empowering and equipping are a few words that describe Pastor Brian Keith Edwards. He is a masterful bible teacher and preacher with the ability to expound on the scriptures for people from all walks of life to understand. Born in 1965, he is the fifth child of the late Administrative Assistant Nick Sherman Edwards Sr. and Mother Regina Rose Edwards. Musically gifted, Pastor Edwards began playing instruments at five years old which led to ministering in music at many churches around the city of Detroit.
Pastor Edwards faithfully served under his father to assist in building the kingdom of God as Minister of Music and Bible Study Teacher. He was content to be the church organist but heard the distinctive voice of God calling him into ministry. He publicly acknowledged his call from God and was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ in March 2003 and continued to assist in preaching the Gospel when his father became ill.
Pastor Brian Keith Edwards currently serves as Pastor of New Testament Church of God In Christ in Detroit, Michigan. Through media and community outreach he offers salvation though Jesus Christ, teaching, and encouragement to those within and without the ministry reach. He established the “Without Walls Worship”, a city-wide evangelism effort to reach people outside of the church walls and a “Unity Conference” designed to bring together men and women and equip them for service in the church, community and in the world.
Pastor Edwards has been married to the love of his life, Valerie Edwards for 30 years and they have three adult children. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and a Master of Arts Degree in Practical Theology. After a 25-year career in Civil Engineering, Pastor Edwards retired from the City of Livonia and now gives all his time and ability to God and the work of the ministry to love, teach, preach, guide, correct, evangelize and encourage.
"God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think....."
Evangelist Valerie Edwards
Worshipper, servant and visionary are characteristics that best describe her. Evangelist Valerie Edwards was born in Montana and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is the youngest of four children. In 2010 Evangelist Edwards became a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Church of God In Christ, Inc.
Vessel Unto Honor
Evangelist Edwards serves faithfully at New Testament Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of her Pastor and husband, Elder Brian Keith Edwards. She is the President of the “Vessels Unto Honor” Women’s Ministry, designed to build and equip women to walk in their Kingdom purpose. She has provided leadership and support in serving as Sunday School Teacher and mentoring youth as Purity Class Leader and Vacation Bible School Coordinator. Previously she functioned as District President of the Christian Women’s & Young Women’s Christian Councils, serving several local area churches. She can be heard every Friday at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on ”Grace & Strength for Life with Valerie Edwards” simulcast on WLQV AM 1500 and FM 92.7.
Educated at Lawrence Technological University, Evangelist Edwards holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a 2007 graduate of Michigan Southwest First Jurisdiction’s Regina Rose Edwards Missionary Awareness Auxiliary Institute, and a 2017 graduate of the Geraldine Marvel Miller Wright Institute for Women in Ministry (GMMWI).
Married to her “childhood sweetheart” and best friend Evangelist Edwards has been married to Pastor Brian Keith Edwards for 30 years. She and Pastor Edwards have three lovely adult children; one of her greatest joys has been raising and nurturing them.
Evangelist Edwards describes herself as a “new wineskin” and has a passion for prayer and intercession; for it was at a prayer meeting at the 1992 Church of God In Christ International Women’s Convention that God healed her of debilitating migraine headaches that she suffered with since she was six years old. She is truly a testimony of God’s healing power!
Evangelist Edwards much loved scripture is:
I Timothy 2:1-4 (KJV)
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”.