J. Kent Edwards


  • Professor of Preaching and Leadership
  • Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Dr. Edwards' ambition is to change people's lives with the Word of God and equip others to do the same. Known for his passion for preaching, he brings to the classroom over 20 years of pastoral experience, both as a senior pastor and a church planter. In addition to ministering regularly at churches throughout the country, Dr. Edwards is a popular conference and seminar speaker and lectures internationally in academic settings. Dr. Edwards previously served on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has published numerous articles and papers in the area of homiletics and is the author of Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching, published by Zondervan. Dr. Edwards serves as Executive Secretary of the Association of Doctor of Ministry Education (ADME) and is the past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS). Contemporary issues in preaching, pastoral ministry concerns and leadership development are some of Edwards' professional interests.

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