Meet Our Pastor
Albert D. Edney, I
Al was born to Dr. Norris and Lillian Edney and grew up in Natchez, MS where he accepted Christ at the age of 6. He has two brothers, Norris II and Alvin and one sister who has preceded him to heaven, Mornita. He graduated high school at North Natchez High School with highest Honors (valedictorian) and Star Student (highest ACT score for the graduating class in 1984. He graduated from Alcorn State University Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry/Pre-med in 1988. He received his PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Howard University in 1993 at the age of 25. He worked for Monsanto, Pharmacia and Pfizer as a Senior Research Chemist for a decade and now works for Abbott labs as a Manager of Medical Educators in the Renal Franchise.
Al accepted his call to ministry while at The First Baptist Church of Chesterfield in 1997 and was licensed to preach on April 19, 1998 at The Word is Alive Ministries (TWIAM). Later that year Al was married to his Queen, Teresa on June 6, 1998 and now even though they still behave as newlyweds, they have three awesome kids, 1 handsome little prince, Albert II and 2 beautiful princesses, Charity Faith and Grace Hope. Al served as Minister of Youth and Children, Praise Team member, Servant Leadership Team (Elder Board) member at TWIAM until the Lord moved him and his family to First Baptist Church of O’Fallon in 2006 where he served on the MEN’s FRAT leadership team, the Vision Planning Team (VPT), Student Ministries Sunday School staff (11 grade boys, specifically), Adult Bible Study teaching team.
Al was ordained in the Pastoral Ministry in March 14, 2010 at FBCO. He was brought on as interim Pastor at Willott Road Community Church in spring of 2011 and on October 23, 2011 Al was installed as Senior Pastor of Willott Road Community Church.
Pastor Edney and friends sing together
Pastor Edney and Friends 1
Pastor Edney and Friends 2