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.