Name: Ps Tim Edwards
Place of Residence: Perth, WA
Tribe/Language: Mamu People of Innisfail, North Queensland
Ps Tim Edwards, 56, has been involved in public ministry for more than 30 years. He has ministered across Australia and overseas, including a number of trips to China to minister in underground churches.
Originally from Innisfail in North Queensland, Tim now lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife Di. They are founders of Eagle Rock Community Church in Perth and they also manage a “safe house” for at-risk children in need of emergency foster care, which has accommodated more than 95 children in the past 18 months. Tim and Di have 2 children and 8 grandchildren.
Tim is a passionate worshiper of Jesus. “The reason why I love worship is because God shows up,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what language people sing in, if it’s out of a heart of worship He’s always there.”
Tim initiated the World of Worship Conference in Cairns in the early 2000s in collaboration with top international and Australian Christian musicians, including Hillsong. “We’ve seen people healed in the power of worship. People just give their lives to Jesus. It just opens them up. I think it’s the greatest opportunity for evangelisation right there,” said Tim.
“Worship changes atmospheres. We’ve seen atmospheres change when we walk into jails, we’ve seen atmospheres change when we walk into psychiatric or mental institutions, and we’ve seen atmospheres change when we walk into homes where there has been domestic violence.”
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