Anthony Edwards Snr
Name: Ps Anthony Edwards
Occupation: Elder and Pastor, Tabernacle of Yeshua, Innisfail
Place of Residence: Innisfail, QLD
Tribe/Language: Bagirgabara people
Ps Anthony Edwards is an elder of the Bagirgabara clan of the Mamu people. The Mamu are Indigenous Australian people from the coastal and rainforest region of Far North Queensland.
Anthony and his wife Ps Selina Edwards are Senior Pastors at Tabernacle of Yeshua Church and Founders of Radiant Life College in Queensland, which officially opened in 2013. They have 6 children and 13 grandchildren.
Many children who attend Radiant Life College are from disadvantaged and Indigenous backgrounds.“I thank the Lord that we can see these young lives transformed by the Word of God,” said Anthony. “God is developing their good character. That’s what it’s about. Bringing change to their character to produce good fruit in their lives.”
“These children are from broken homes. They come and we provide breakfast, we provide lunch, we provide a bus service to pick them up. That’s the heart of a father, to go the extra mile. The Father’s heart is towards those that need restoring. We want to build a place of refuge, a place where young kids can be safe. Truly my heart is to father this community,” said Anthony.
“I was brought up in a Christian home, but I wandered away from the Lord. I was into drugs and drinking. I could’ve committed suicide but a good friend said, ‘Ant, that’s not the way to go.’ Just at that moment, everything stood still. I thank the Lord that we can hear the still small voice of God.
“As a father, my heart goes out to the nation of Australia. We need this nation to have righteousness. We need to go back to the cornerstone, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, and build our foundation on truth. We need a wash of the Word of God over our nation. I thank the Lord that He’s raising ministers to speak the Word of God over the nation.”
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