OASIS Pastor

Kent EdwardsRev. J. Kent Edwards, PhD, DMin began pastoral ministry in 1981, was ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination in 1986, and has successfully pastored churches across Canada and the USA ever since.

Dr. Edwards serves as tenured Professor of Preaching and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology / BIOLA University.

Pastor Kent holds the degrees of Bachelor of Theology (Ambrose University), Master of Divinity (Tyndale Seminary), Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (Denver Seminary), and PhD in Intercultural Education (BIOLA University). He has authored two award-winning books, Deep Preaching (B&H 2009) and Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching (Zondervan, 2005). His article, "Look Where You're Going!", published in the Fall 2012 edition of Sundoulos magazine, focuses on visionary leadership. Pastor Kent also contributed a chapter to Models for Biblical Preaching (Baker, 2014) and recently created and recorded four on-line video courses for Logos Bible Software.

Kent's purpose in life is to change people's lives with the Word of God, and help others do the same. He has spent his life pastoring God's people, preaching God's word, and helping pastors around the world serve their Savior more effectively.