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Meet Our Pastor

John Edwards became senior pastor of Slater Road Baptist Church in August of 2020. This former United States Marine veteran of 10.5 years of active service came to faith in Christ while serving as a Marine recruiter. It truly is a great story, ask Pastor John about it when you meet him!

Pastor John received a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Theology from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL in 2003. He furthered his studies earning a Master's of Divinity (MDiv) in 2010 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA as well as credentialing as a chaplain, completing 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education from John's Hopkins and Seton Hospitals.

He has also served as a church planting missionary in the Philippines, a bus captain, SS teacher, youth pastor, outreach pastor, assistant pastor and senior pastor. He has a huge heart for evangelism, discipleship and encouraging believers to elevate their walk and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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