"The greatest love that you can receive this side of heaven is a father's love, and most of us have never received it," says Dr. Edwards. The revelation of this book was birthed out of the personal, seemingly negative and tragic experiences of his own life. However, his mess was processed into a message to the Body of Christ.
The role of the father is almost non-existent in many of our communities, especially in the black community where fathers are missing in action in 70% of the families, and up to 80% in large urban areas. This absence of fathers is a condition that many of our women have learned to live with and accept as the way things are. What has been lost is a vision of how God intends it to be, and His desire to bring a restoration of fathers to their God-given roles, fathers who will ultimately reflect the fatherhood of God to a new generation.
Reverend Dr. Jefferson Edwards is Founder and Senior Pastor of the Freedom Christian Center Church in Kansas City, Missouri, and the President of Jeff Edwards Ministries International. He has traveled extensively as an itinerant minister for over 30 years to most of the United States and to over 15 nations.
He has had the privilege of addressing many Prime Ministers and Representatives of Government within many of these locations. He is the celebrated author of the best selling book, "Chosen Not Cursed," and has also authored "Liberated-No Longer Bound," "The Call of God," "Gifted-Discovering Your Hidden Greatness," and "Purging Racism from Christianity."
Dr. Edwards has a special commission and mandate from God to bring down the barriers that divide races and denominations and to address the present day crisis concerning the family with a special emphasis to black men, and the black family.
He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biblical Theology, and he is finishing the last stages of his earned Ph.D. in Biblical and Ethnical Studies, having developed curriculum for this major, and completed his dissertation on the subject of Biblical Black History. He has also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.
Well spoken of as a gifted and anointed preacher, teacher and prophet to churches in the United States, Jefferson Edwards is also recognized as an Apostle to the Nations and the Body of Christ.