Close

portrait of J. Kent Edwards

J. Kent Edwards

Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership

Detail Profile | CV Document (PDF)

Dr. Edwards’ ambition is to change people’s lives with the Word of God and equip others to do
the same. Kent is known for his passion for preaching, and brings over 30 years of Christian
leadership experience, as a senior pastor, church planter and educator. He is a popular
conference and seminar speaker and lectures regularly nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kent Edwards is the tenured Professor of Preaching & Leadership at Talbot School of
Theology / BIOLA University, and the Founder & President of CrossTalk Global. CrossTalk Global equips biblical communicators who do not have access to seminary education, and is currently operating in seven countries and four continents.

Dr. Edwards directed the Doctor of Ministry Programs at Talbot School of Theology and
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 14 years while serving as Executive Board Member of
the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, and founder / editor of The Journal of
Christian Ministry. Dr. Edwards is past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the
author of two award-winning books: Effective First-Person Biblical Preaching (Zondervan, 2005)
and Deep Preaching (Broadman & Holman, 2009).

Kent has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry,
and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education. His D.Min dissertation was on narrative preaching, while
his PhD dissertation focused on effective international leadership.

Kent has been married to Nola for thirty-five years and they have two grown sons.