Pastor Michael C. Edwards is the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Institutional Church of Jacksonville, FL since 2002.  He is happily married to First Lady Faydra Edwards and together they have four children.  He is also a native of Jacksonville, FL.  He is a graduate of Florida State University with a Master’s of Divinity Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. 
 Presently Pastor Edwards is serving under State President, Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, as the Executive Secretary for the Florida General Baptist Convention.  He is also is President and Founder of Gathering Of Pastors, Inc. along with a host of other positions of service in other various religious and non-profit organizations.