Meet Our Staff
Vice President of Online Learning
Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry
- Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, (Ph.D.) April 2021, Carolina University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, (D.Min.) Dec. 2012, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
- Master of Divinity ( M.Div.) – Dec. 2001, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, North Georgia Campus
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS)- University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – August 11,1984
- Associate in Commercial Education (ACE) University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – May 15,1982 -Degree:
- Associate in Arts Degree (AA) Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC – May 30,1979
- (Additional 24 Ph.D. hours completed for a Technology Teaching Qualification) Doctor of Philosophy of Applied Management and Decision Sciences in Information Technology, Walden University, Aug. to Dec. 2004
Dr. Edens is the Vice President of Online Learning and Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry of Brewton -Parker College, based in Mount Vernon, Georgia. He holds the academic rank of Professor with over 20 years of collegiate teaching experience. He serves as both a national and international conference speaker. He has over 40 years of pastoral ministry experience spanning 12 different churches. He also served as the 2018-19 Vice President of The Tennessee Baptist Convention, TN. Additionally, he is also a Georgia POST certified Law Enforcement Chaplain with over 20 years of experience in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy.
Dr. Edens is a native of West Columbia, S.C. where he was saved at the age of seven and was called to ministry at the age of 18. He accepted that call and was later licensed and ordained at Northside Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC. Dr. Edens is married to Theresa Ann (Wilson )Edens of Miami. They have two children, Danielle and Philip (wife Emily).
Dr. Edens ministry of preaching and evangelism has allowed him to share the gospel in South East Asia, the Holy Lands, Israel, Jerusalem, Judea, Greece, Moldova, India, Africa, Russia, Cambodia, Japan, North and South Vietnam, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Sierra Leone and many other countries. He has a heart and passion to reach the people that Jesus challenged each of us to reach in all walks of life, especially to those underprivileged of the world and give them an opportunity to gain a Christian education. There is an old saying, “Man’s flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge!” Without the knowledge of Christ, the world is lost. Dr. Edens challenge is, “we must reach the world for Jesus!”
Describe BPC Students in one word
- Christian Ministry
- Board of Directors – CBMI – Cross and Bible Ministries International, Dallas TX, 2021 to Present
- Cobb County Police Academy, GA POST Chaplain Certification, July 2006
- Eagle Scout Award at Age 14, Boy Scouts of America Nov. 5, 1973
Classes Taught at BPC
- Upcoming at BPC : CJ 312A Qualitative Research Methods 2023/ 01
- Upcoming at TBTS : CHR593 Current Ministry Issues 2023/01
Interesting Facts About Me
- Presently serve as the Bi-vocational Pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church of Marietta, Georgia
Favorite Bible Verse
What do you love about working at Brewton-Parker College?
I love working with the students!