Is the founding Pastor of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church of Brenham, Texas. Pastor Edwards is a native of Liberty, Texas. This year, Pastor Edwards will celebrate 28 years of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ; and his 12th year as Pastor of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church. He received his Associate’s degree from Blinn College, a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Sam Houston State University, and his Master’s of Education Administration from Prairie View A&M University. Pastor Edwards retired as a Principal, after over 30 years in the Education system. Pastor Edwards believes in preaching and teaching the word of God, and just as importantly, he believes that we must “live” the word. His favorite scripture is Romans 10:9. Pastor Edwards works to ensure that everyone he comes in contact with knows about goodness of Jesus. Pastor Edwards is a tremendous pillar in the Brenham community and recognized for his passionate preachings, administrative leadership, volunteered services, and christian influence. Pastor Edwards and his lovely Wife, Wingale Edwards were joined in holy matrimony on July 31, 1982. This year, they will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Together, they have 3 wonderful children. Minister Kenya Mitchell, who is married to Minister Kevin Mitchell, Artis Edwards, Jr., and Derreck Edwards. They also are blessed with two grandchildren: Kevin II & Kennedi Mitchell.
Worship Leader/Music Director
Born in Brenham, Texas, Tamesha Pruett-Ray is a singer, songwriter, and musician. Tamesha began playing piano and singing at a very young age. As a teenager, she started playing piano for her local church and leading worship. She currently travels to minister at local events and surrounding areas. She received her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education from Prairie View A & M University as well as her Associate degree in Science from Blinn College. She is married to Tristan Ray, Sr. and they have three children, Tristan, Jr, 15, Shaun, 14 and Sohmara, 11 months. Tamesha and her family currently reside in Brenham, TX.