Midway Missionary Church Header Image
Reverend Edward Spencer Reynolds is a Public Theologian, Biblical scholar and Human Rights Activist for Social change, who hails from Gulfport, Mississippi. He is the Proud Pastor of the Midway Missionary Baptist Church, College Park, Georgia. He was called to Midway following a successful twelve-year post as Associate Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.

Reverend Edward Spencer Reynolds is a Public Theologian, Biblical Scholar and Human Rights Activist for Social Change, who hails from Gulfport, Mississippi. He is the Proud Pastor of the Midway Missionary Baptist Church, College Park, Georgia. He was called to Midway following a successful twelve-year post as Associate Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.

Reverend Reynolds is in much demand as a preacher, teacher, speaker, and lecturer, both locally and nationally, at churches, high schools, colleges, and universities, as well as community and civic organizations. His oratory gift can best be described in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., as one who is able to take difficult subject matter and "MAKE IT PLAIN," so that all listeners may be able to hear, heed, and understand his message, regardless of age, gender, race, or creed. The Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel, Morehouse College recognized his preaching, leadership and vision through his induction into its prestigious Board of Preachers. As a student of the Civil Rights Movement, his affiliations with the King Center, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Ebenezer Baptist Church, led to his appointment by Governor Roy Barnes as a member of the Martin Luther King Jr., State Commission of Georgia. He was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the National Task Force on Social Action, Justice & Public Policy of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., by its President, Doctor T. Dewitt Smith, Jr.

Reverend Reynolds was licensed to preach at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1974, by Reverend Doctor E. L. Fox, Pastor. He was Ordained by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ministers Association at First Baptist in November of 1981 and will celebrate, this year, 27 years of Ordination and 34 years of preaching the gospel message.

Reverend Reynolds received his undergraduate degree from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia, and holds the Master of Divinity Degree from Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, where he was a student scholar and research assistant to the Religious Heritage of the African World.

Reverend Reynolds is a former College Administrator at Atlanta Metropolitan College where he served 20 years as the founder and Director of its Leadership Development Program, while serving in the Office of Student Services. He also served as Regional Coordinator of the Georgia Fatherhood Program with the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education before accepting Midway's offer to serve as Pastor full-time in 2005.

Reverend Reynolds is the recipient of numerous awards and letters for his Outstanding Christian Leadership and Community Involvement. He is listed in the Atlanta Edition of Who's Who in Black Atlanta and the 1982 Edition of Outstanding Young Men of America. He is a graduate of the 1991 Class of Leadership Atlanta, received, with his wife, the Atlanta Urban League Guilds (Partners in Ministry) Award, and the Trumpet Award for Spiritual Enlightenment. Reverend Reynolds has also been cited by the Big Brother--Big Sister Program of Atlanta, the United Youth--Adult Conference, Congress of National Black Churches, the Boy Scouts of America, the Literacy Action Career Program, and Habitat for Humanity.

Reverend Reynolds has served on numerous boards and held membership, or rendered volunteer service to the King Center, S.C.L.C., United Youth--Adult Conference, Concerned Black Clergy, Inc., Southside Ministerial Association, Clergy and Laity Concerned, United Negro College Fund, Coalition of Blacks and Jews, Life member- N.A.A.C.P., Life member-Morris Brown College Alumni Association and Life member-Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Reverend Reynolds has provided to Midway and the community-at-large healing, reconciliation, guidance and comfort to all who are in need. He is a man of God who unapologetically places Jesus Christ first in everything that he does and has lead Midway to financial stability while continuing his calling to social issues and human rights causes.

Reverend Reynolds is a dedicated Pastor, Servant, and Teacher who has faith that "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

Concerned, U.N.C.F., Coalition of Blacks and Jews, N.A.A.C.P., and the Old National Merchants Association.

Reverend Reynolds was called as Pastor of Midway Missionary Baptist Church, by vote of its 119 membership on May 3, 1999. The present membership totals over 450 individuals who have come to Christ as new and returning members, or by restoration. Several new programs and ministries have been established, re-organized, or revitalized. Reverend Reynolds is most proud of The Midway Summer Institute for children in the community, which includes Art, Drama, Etiquette, Lectures, Storytelling, a Manhood and Womanhood Mentoring Program, which provided training to approximately 150 children. The Church has also established an After-school Tutorial Program, run by volunteers, helping neighborhood children with Math, Science, Reading, Homework, Survival Skills, S.A.T., and A.C.T. exams.

While Midway serves as Reverend Reynolds Calling, he declares his mission at the Georgia Fatherhood Program, where he serves as Regional Coordinator, and liaison to the Faith-Factor Initiative(DHR) and Work-Force Development Program (DOL), in behalf of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.

Reverend Reynolds is married to the Reverend Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, and is the proud father of two sons, Fela, and Michael.

Reverend Reynolds is a dedicated Christian Minister who places God first in everything he does and allows the Lord to direct his path, having faith that, "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me."