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Rev. Anita Louise Edwards has dedicated her life to exhibiting the love of Christ through her role as an educator, preacher, wife and mother. She is a native of Dawson, Georgia and a product of the Terrell County Public Schools. After graduating from high school she attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physical science. She received a Master of Education from The College of New Jersey in Trenton, New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Reverend Edwards is a retired science and mathematics teacher of the Willingboro School District. She taught locally at Memorial Junior High and John F. Kennedy High Schools. She has touched the lives of many students over her thirty-five years as an educator. Because of her loving dedication to the teaching profession her colleagues at Memorial Junior High and the District Teacher Recognition Panel selected her as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Reverend Edwards affectionately called Rev. Anita by the congregation has been an active member of Alpha Baptist Church since 1979 where Rev. Danny Scotton, Sr. is the pastor. She was licensed to the Christian ministry January 20, 1982 and was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry by the authority and order of the Alpha Baptist Church of Christ on the 16th day of July 2000. She is currently serving in the capacity of Associate Pastor, a member the Women’s Task Force and the Department of Christian Education. She is a member of Women Reaching Women Inc. a group of women dedicated to reaching women with the gospel of Jesus Christ through workshops, retreats, and prayer breakfasts.

Reverend Edwards has been a resident of Willingboro, New Jersey since 1969. She is married to Allen Edwards, Jr. and is the proud mother of three children: A. Bernard, Audrey and Brice. She is also the proud grandmother of: Brandon, Reggie, Brian, Helena, Anita, Shawn, Alyssa, Raymond, Deja and Jasmine.

Reverend Edwards believes as the Word of God teaches, that only what we do for Christ will last. We should make no reputation for ourselves, but lift Christ up and allow Him to receive all of the praise and honor, which He so richly deserves.


"The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1