Pastor Darryl Edwards is called by God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was licensed to preach August 29, 1999 and ordained November 10, 2002.

He is a native of Gaffney, South Carolina where he graduated from Gaffney High School. Pastor Edwards is a retired United States Naval Officer of 26 years. He attended the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia under the leadership and guidance of Dr. William L. Davis, Jr., Pastor. He served as the Protestant Lay Leader aboard the USS Essex, Sasebo, Japan and founded the Good News Ministry.

Pastor Edwards graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion, receiving the Cum Laude honor. He is currently pursing a Master of Divinity Degree from Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary, Norfolk, Virginia.

Since being installed as the gracious Pastor of Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Lewiston, North Carolina on January 4, 2009, the Lord has done many wonderful things in us and for us. We give all Glory and Honor to the Holy Spirit as we continue working in the vineyard.

His vision for Zion is “Worshipping and Serving God in the Spirit of Excellence.”

Pastor Edwards resides in Winterville, North Carolina with his wife Leading Lady Elder Wynee Patrice Hunter Edwards

He holds dear the Scripture text “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33 ~