January 22, 1955, Dixon, Illinois.


As of 2005, Edwards was senior pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Marietta, Georgia. His hymns have appeared in hymnals used by 30 denominations in America, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as anthems and CD’s in England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and America. He has co-written hymns with a variety of writers, including Dave Brubeck, Peter Erskine, Shirley Murray, Susanne Bagenfelt, Linda Cable Shute, Hal Hopson and Jenni Lee Boyden. His works include:

  1. Merci Beaucoup
  2. Once When Jesus Christ Was Hungry
  3. Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
  4. We All Are One in Mission
  1. Annunciation