Pastor Ian Edwards
Elder Ian Edwards is the founder and pastor of Winning Souls Evangelistic Church, which birthed June 14, 2009. He is a native of Prince George’s County, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Under the leadership and mentorship of his pastor, Dr. Frederick Thompson of Word of Life Christian Center, in New Jersey, Elder Edwards was trained and eventually licensed to preach the Gospel in 2003 and ordained in 2007 respectively. He served under Dr. Thompson as the Minster of Music for (7) years along with performing his ministerial duties.
By the Grace of God, and a special anointing to teach, as well as, connect with the people of God, the Lord has made it possible for Elder Edwards’ voice to be heard in various churches, along the East Coast and with the help of social media, around the world.
Pastor Edwards has a deep desire and thirst for the knowledge and wisdom of God. His great passion is to see lives transformed by the leading and power of the Holy Spirit. He devotes his time, gifts, and energy to seeing this passion become a reality. As a Pastor, Elder Edwards is committed to educating, empowering, and enriching his congregation and communities, both spiritually and practically. Since the start of the church, he has led the ministry in conducting major outreach endeavors that have been highlighted in the local and state newspapers, as well as television. The church has almost tripled in growth over the last (3) years through his sound teaching, community involvement, discipleship program, and a strong culture of love that dwells among the members. Pastor Edwards does not take his calling for granted. He diligently pursues God’s will and recognizes that the fruit of his anointed ministry is a result of a serious prayer life, faithfulness to God, and a willingness to fulfill his purpose under God’s authority.
Pastor Edwards is a strong advocate for education. He graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Business Administration in Logistics from Touro University International. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Pastor Edwards is married to the very beautiful and anointed Nicola Edwards and has three children, Sahjada, Terrell, and Imani. He and his family reside in Odenton, Maryland.
First Lady Nicola Edwards
First Lady Nicola is a native of Leicester, England. She is a talented and gifted individual who serves along side her husband at WSEC. She is known for her loving hugs, beautiful spirit and passion for ministry. Currently she serves as the Director of Women of WSEC (WOW), where she organizes meetings, outlets and events to minister to the soul of both female believers and unbelievers. She also serves as a Trustee and is a faithful member of the Praise Team and the Youth Ministry. Additionally, she has been a mentor and spiritual advisor for young women and children. First Lady Nicola currently holds a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University.
Lady Edwards has distinguished herself as not only a spiritual leader and scholar, but an entrepreneur. In June 2014, She opened The Queen’s Grocer, which supplies British foods, accessories and apparel in the U.S. to those that desire the taste of England.
As she seeks to develop her professional life, she understands the importance of putting God first. She is devoted to God, her husband, her children and to the mandate of winning souls. Our church is blessed and very honored to have such a beautiful and anointed First Lady. She is a gift to this local body and a gift to the body of Christ.