Pastor Ben Edwards

Dean and Instructor in Practical Theology

Ben Edwards is Dean and Instructor in Practical Theology at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Pastor of Discipleship at Inter-City Baptist Church, where he has served since 2008.

Pastor Edwards received his M.A. from Northland International University and his M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student in World Religions with a full minor in Christian Philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Edwards previously served as the Director of Urban Ministry for Inter-City Baptist Church. Prior to coming to Detroit he was the Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies at Northland International University and also served on the staff of churches in West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Alberta. He has a burden to see God’s Word proclaimed around the world and has served on ministry trips to Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa.

He and his wife Jo have three sons.

Email: [email protected]

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Selected Writings

Covid, Churches, and Government: Answering Seven Key Questions. DBTS, 2021.

“The Reality of the Kingdom and the Ministry of the Church in Acts.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 31.1 (Spring 2020) 107–23.

Contributor, A Skeptics Guide to Arts in the Church: Ruminations on Twenty Reservations. Edited by Mark Coppenger. Eugence, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.

“Honor True Widows: 1 Timothy 5:3–16 With Implications for the Church’s Social Responsibilities.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 21 (2016): 87–105.

Review of Art and Music: A Student’s Guide, by Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake. Artistic Theologian: Journal of Ministry and Worship Arts 3 (2015): 114–117.

“Being Jesus, Missio Dei, and Kingdom Work: An Analysis, Critique, and Proposal for Modern Approaches to Holistic Ministry.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 19 (2014): 73–94.

Review of What is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert. Evangelical Missions Quarterly 48 (July 2012): 382–383.


  • PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (In Progress)
  • MDiv, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, Northland International University
  • BA, Bob Jones University