DR. JERRY L. EDGE, Bishop/Senior Pastor
cell: 910-624-6545
Email: bedge91@centurylink.net
 
Dr. Jerry L. Edge was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Not only is Jerry Edge a full time Pastor, he also owns and operates Tarheel Builders (a home improvement company). Founded in 1988. The company is located in Fayetteville, N.C.
 
Education
School: Dr. Edge graduated from South View High School in 1977.
College: He attended 3 years at East Coast Bible College in Charlotte, North Carolina and received his Associate Degree in Biblical Studies in 1986 and his Ministerial Internship Graduate in 1984. He also received his Masters in Biblical Studies and Theology in 2002 and a Doctorate in Biblical Studies and Theology in 2004 from Catalpa Bible College.
 
License
Dr. Edge holds a license with the Church of God Headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee in which he is an ordained Bishop. 
 
Family
Wife:  First Lady Brenda Edge
 
Ministry Background
He has pastored for 13 years:
 
January 1994- October 1996
Aurora, North Carolina: Pastoring and built Church.
 
October 1996- February 2000
Bladenboro, North Carolina: Pastoring and renovating the Church after flood damage from Hurricane Floyd.
 
June 2000- May 2002
Clayton, North Carolina: Pastoring and Church Renovation.
 
May 2002- Present
Raeford, North Carolina: Celebration of Praise
 
Dr. Edge has evangelized for 14 years all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia and Kentucky.
 
Dr. Jerry L. Edge and his wife Brenda came to Raeford on Mother's Day 2002. Since arriving, Pastor Edge has strived to do his best to lead us in a deeper walk with God. By demonstrating to us the importance of serving God with all of our hearts and understanding  the need to be obedient to the voice of God and honoring His will for us, we here at Celebration of Praise are truly blessed to have such a positive role model.
 
What started out as a meek little church known as the Raeford Church of God, soon took on a transformation that would give us a new vision, a new mission, new hope, and of course a new location now known as Celebration of Praise Church of God. Over a period of two years from January 2004-January 2006, God has blessed us with 21.17 acres of land. As of 2014, our church has been paid for! Our new location includes a new sanctuary, fellowship hall, Sunday school class rooms, foyer, Pastor's Study and clerk office. From March 2006 until present time of January 2014, we have doubled our attendance in Sunday School and morning Worship.
 
We are claiming this year, 2014, as our year of Harvest and are striving to build our congregation through the harvest of our new community by reaching at least 100 families this year. The Harvest is Ripe- Our prayer is we may reach it for Jesus Christ.
 

Future plans for the Church consist of a Daycare, housing for the elderly, Benevolence Programs such as food and clothing pantries.  
We also have hopes of starting a Christian School sometime in the near future.