Monday, April 15, 2013

Women's History Month Speaker 3 Mar 2013: Min. Gwen Edmonds

Gwen Edmonds was born March 13, 1940 on the West side of Chicago. She attended Hayes Elementary and graduated from Lucy Flower High School in 1958. She then continued her education at Crain Jr. College, then transferred to Roosevelt University, Depaul University, and then to Moody Bible Institute where she studied Christian Education and Music. Gwen met Walter L. Edmonds while attending Moody Bible Institute and they married in 1964.

Gwen and Walter moved to Mississippi where he served as pastor of Berean Bible Church. In 1968 they returned to Chicago. By this time, Gwen and Walter were proud parents of two daughters, Debra Lynn and Denise Marie. Walter went home to be with the Lord soon after they returned to Chicago, in September of 1968. Denise was two months old.

Saved at thirteen years old, Gwen credits God for keeping her out of nonsense. Her love for the Lord lead her to study Christian Education and Music as an adult. She knew she wanted to use music to help young people.

Gwen is a member of First Church of God Christian Life Center where she is involved in the music ministry. She is a musician for Sherman United Methodist Church and plays throughout the Evanston community. Gwen is a committed servant of God, always striving to do His will.

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