Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards

Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards (he/him) is Founder and Senior Pastor of the Resurrected Life Community Church, United Church of Christ, President and CEO of the Resurrected Community Development Corporation, and Chief of Staff of POWER Interfaith. Through his community development corporation, Dr. Edwards founded Resurrected Life Children’s Academy and the Lehigh Valley Freedom School Partnership. As a professional musician, he specializes in Black Sacred Music, including Jazz.

In 2016, Dr. Edwards was inducted into the inaugural class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. College of Pastoral Leadership at Morehouse College, for his exemplary leadership in advancing Martin Luther King’s Beloved Community through peace, truth, justice and nonviolent direct action. In 2017, during their Sesquicentennial celebration, Morehouse further honored Dr. Edwards, inducting him into the college’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers. Dr. Edwards was the first person of Black African Heritage to run for federal office in the Lehigh Valley. His historic run for Congress in 2018 built a beloved community of hundreds of campaign volunteers, and laid the foundation for Pennsylvania Stands Up’s Lehigh Valley chapter.