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Richard Edds

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The First Baptist Church of Warsaw would like to welcome Dr. Richard Edds and his wife Susan to our church.   Pastor Edds is a native of Arkansas, who met his wife while attending Ouachita Baptist University.  Pastor and Susan have been married for 38 years and have three grown children (home educated for 15 years). 

Pastor Edds has a B.A. in Religion (Arkadelphia, AR),  a Master of Divinity (SW Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, GA.).  He was licensed for Ministry by the FBC in Van Buren, AR (2-5-75) and was Ordained (7-12-80) at FBC in Van Burn.  Pastor has served as Trustee of the Golden Gate Theological Baptist Seminary and Moderator or the South Central Baptist Association.

He pastored at Lone Grove Indiana for approximately 8 years in Northwest Indiana, where he started the Munster Church.

Pastor and Susan raised their children in Kansas, while he pastored at First Southern Baptist Churches in El Dorado and Salina from (1995 to 2013). 

Susan  has a Bachelor of Music Degree (Ouachita Baptist Univ. Arkadelphia, AR), has taught at Salina Christian Academy in Salina, has been employed at Colony Christian School in Fort Worth, TX and Lonoke High School in Lonoke, AR, and is an accomplished pianist who has taught piano, and had as many as 31 students taking lessons at one time. Susan has taught Sunday School and Awanas, and has led Women’s Ministries, employing Pastor Edds' assistance as a 1st/2nd grade Awana’s listener (as students recited their scriptures). 

Pastor and Susan have completed Christ Centered Counseling as a team, and Pastor Edds believes that visitation, fellowship and outreach are very important, and include the work of a Pastor in equipping the saints to assist so that individual gifting is used for the benefit of the body.   

Pastor Edds’ Purpose Statement is: “I exist as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know and love Him, to keep His commands, to develop Christ-like character that leads others to Him.”