Tony L. Edwards
Bro. Edwards began preaching the gospel in 1976 in Ruby, SC. In 1988 he became the Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at Palmetto St. Church of God. Then in 1991 he began his Pastoral Ministry. Since then he has been the Senior Pastor of Bountyland, Beaufort, Lake City, Pelzer, Gap Hill and Newry Churches of God.
Pastor Edwards received his diploma from the SC Church of God Bible and Music Institute. He has traveled extensively over the years singing Gospel Music. He has recorded several gospel albums and plays at least 7 different instruments. He is married to Carolyn and they have two children and seven grand children.
Pastor Edwards favorite verse is Galations 2:20
His hobbies are model (Electric) trains, Vintage Live Gospel LP Albums, Pedal Steel Guitar, and most importantly reading and studying the KJV Holy Bible
Pastor James has served as the Associate Pastor of Newry COG since April 2017. He has completed CAMS and MIP through the Church of God and is a Licensed minister with the rank of exhorter. For the eight or so years of his ministry before taking the position at Newry he served as a evangelist and a fill-in pastor to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Parkway Baptist Church.He has been a great asset to the ministries of the church here and continues to make a difference in God's Kingdom.
Youth Pastor: Nick Rech
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR: Charlene Medlin
Wed Night Kid Quest Leader: Gail Barker
WORSHIP LEADER: Brian Odom
Brian has been leading the worship at Newry COG since 2012. His desire has always been to follow the leading of God's Spirit for each and every service. He does a tremendous job in bringing versatility to our music ministry. He attempts to "mix it up" in order to reach every person present.