Pastor Wayne has served as the Senior Pastor at Heritage since it began in 2010. He and Linda were “highschool sweethearts” and were married August 29, 1965. They have one Son, Steven, who is married to his wife, Vanessa, and they have two children, Elizabeth, and Omar.
After 13 years in Radio Broadcasting, Wayne entered Columbia Bible College, not to prepare for the ministry, but to learn the truths of God’s Word. While he was in the Bible College, he and Linda also led a “youth discipleship group” in a small, but growing church. In the six years they were there, the group grew from four on the first day to more than 300, which helped to establish his method of ministry as personal discipleship.
After finishing college, Pastor Wayne served as an Associate Pastor in four churches, and then as Senior Pastor in five churches. Counting the years as the “youth minister”, Pastor and Mrs. Edwards have been in the ministry for more than 40 years.
They also serve as Directors of Mature Ministries, a Discipleship Ministry, training pastors and people in the fundamentals of biblical discipleship. As a part of that discipleship process, Pastor Wayne and Mrs. Linda have lead more than 40 mission teams to Nicaragua. While their mission includes medical teams, construction teams, and food distribution, their primary goal is to equip pastors for the work of ministry.
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