Bishop Lindberg Edwards
Bishop Lindberg Edwards, a native of Wayne County, NC is
the fourth of ten children born to Kirby and Estelle
(Johnson) Edwards (deceased). At age 21, he accepted Jesus
as his personal Savoir. In 1976, he along with fifteen others were the pioneers in organizing and establishing New Bethel United Holy Church (now New Bethel Christian Fellowship). He served under the leadership of Bishop Ralph E. Love, Sr. of Greenville, NC. as an Ordained Deacon, Treasurer, and Assistant Pastor to Bishop Love.
Bishop Edwards became the esteemed pastor of New Bethel United Holy Church on September 7, 1984. Fifteen
years later in 1994, he was consecrated to the office of Bishop where he served as Vice President, Virginia District Convocation International, Inc. In July 1998, he became the Presiding Bishop of the Virginia District Convocation of the O.U.H.C. International and served until the re-unification of the United Holy Church of America and the Original United Holy Church International in May 2000.
He has served on the following boards: Chairman, Board of Presbytery and served on the Board of Elders. Bishop of the General Adjutancy Core. Currently he serves on the Bishops Council of the UHCA and Vice President of the Virginia District Convocation and Bishops of the General Ushers & Nurses.
His preparation for the ministry includes attending: United Christian College, Goldsboro, NC; Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA and The Rehoboth School of Ministry, Richmond, VA.
Elder Sylvia Edwards
Elder Sylvia Lee Edwards, Co-Pastor of New Bethel Christian
Fellowship, U.H.C. She and her husband, Bishop Edwards are pioneers of New Bethel United Holy Church (Now New Bethel Christian Fellowship International).
Upon graduating from John Marshall High School, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. She attended United Christian Institute, Goldsboro, NC, receiving a Certificate in Religious Studies. Later she attended Heritage School of Leadership in association with Oral Robert University receiving International Christian Accreditation in Religious Studies. Currently she is enrolled at Open Bible Institute and Theology Seminary pursing a degree in Bible Studies.
She was called to the ministry in 1998, and ordained in 1999. In June 2001, she was inaugurated as Co-Pastor ; currently she heads the Ministerial Staff and Women Fellowship.
Co-Pastor Edwards and her husband, Bishop Lindberg Edwards, were united in Holy Matrimony on August 24th 1974. They have two daughters: Nicole Scott and Tamara Wynn; one-in-law; Jeff Scott; five granddaughters: Jummai, Jayla, Joi, Nia and Nayanna; three grandsons: Roney, IV, Cameron and Charles, III., one great granddaughter and one great grandson.