Pastor Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards is the Senior Pastor of Wind of the Spirit Worship Center. Pastor Michael Edwards received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1970 and was quickly elevated to serve in leadership capacity. Soon thereafter, he met and married his lovely wife Sherrie in 1974. From that point on, they have been serving in ministry together. The Lord has also blessed them with two amazing daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws, and allowed them to be grandparents to five beautiful grandchildren.
Acknowledging the call of God upon his life, he enrolled at L.I.F.E. Bible College (currently Life Pacific College) in 1974 to enrich his ministry calling and even now, endeavors to advance in ministry by pursuing a Doctorate degree. In the interim, he was called to preach in 1976. Shortly after graduating from L.I.F.E. Bible College in 1980 he began serving in Carlin Avenue Foursquare Church in Lynwood, California and was well regarded for his teaching and ministry leadership.
In 1989, he was called to the role of Senior Pastor and planted “A New and Living Way” Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where he served faithfully as Senior Pastor for seven years. In 1990, he received his ordination from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In March 1997, he accepted the appointment of Senior Pastor of what is now affectionately known as Wind of the Spirit Worship Center Foursquare Church of Riverside, California. In accepting this appointment, he mobilized the membership and served to facilitate the merger of two church families…A New and Living Way with Wind of the Spirit Worship Center where he currently serves.
Pastor Edwards has been privileged to serve God’s people in several ministry capacities including:
Young Christian Training Association Teacher | New Members Class Teacher | Choir President and member of a Traveling Ensemble | Christian Education Superintendent | Special Topical Studies Instructor | Bible College Extension Program- Head Facilitator | Singles Ministry Facilitator | Assistant Minister in three churches | Leadership Board Member at three church | Assisted in the formation of two churches in the Los Angeles, Ca. area | Co-planted Wind of the Spirit Hispanic Church | Conference Speaker (Marriage, Singles, Pastors and Leaders, Men and Women) | Marriage and Family counselor for over 30 years | Area Superintendent – West Riverside, California area- 3 years | Executive Council Member – 3 years |National and International Ministry (China and Israel) | National Representative for Black and Urban Foursquare Pastors and Leaders