This is me
Harry Edwards is married to Minerva and has the wonderful privilege of raising two young men, both of whom are in their teens. He is the founder and director of Apologetics.com, Inc., an organization dedicated to defending the truth claims of Christianity on the internet, radio and other related activities. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and a Masters of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University where he currently works full time as the Associate Director of the graduate programs in Christian Apologetics and Science & Religion. Harry is currently pursuing his doctorate (DMin in Leadership & Global Perspectives) at George Fox University. He is an active member at Ocean View Baptist Church where he occasionally leads an adult Bible study and plays the drums for the praise and worship band.
Raised in a Christian home, he realized in his early years that truth mattered and discovering truth entailed a corresponding behavior. He was fortunate to have observed this with his immediate family, including his adult relatives. He did not know a time when he wasn’t a believer. At the urgings of his grandmother he connected with youth groups and choirs and other church related activities but always found himself scrupulously tentative about his faith until his 20’s when he discovered the art and science of apologetics.
This period is his spiritual walk was significant and pivotal because he, for the first time, had the intellectual and spiritual tools to connect the truth claims of Christianity with reason and experience through the reflective study of apologetics and all its attendant disciplines. At the same time Harry had a sober realization that the church (local and universal) sorely lacked these resources when it ought to have served as its guardians (Jude 3). In other words, the command to defend the Gospel (1 Pet. 3:15) was first taught and learned in the university and not from the church where this knowledge ought to have been part of discipleship.
This burden to educate, strengthen and provide grounding for the believer’s faith turned into a passion. Toward the end of his Masters in Christian Apologetics studies at Biola University, he decided, instead of pursuing the path of research and writing as expected of most students, he founded a 501©3 organization called Apologetics.com, Inc. with a website as its namesake. The fact that he was successful in procuring the URL in the first place was considered a providential sign from God and thus firmly established the call on his life.
Harry is keen on pursuing and developing methods to help the church restore her preeminence as the source of truth, goodness and beauty in communities Christians find themselves. The discipline of study and practice of apologetics and other related activities is key to transformation to Christ-likeness in our current pluralistic culture. To this end he is pursuing doctoral studies in ministry with an emphasis in leadership and global perspectives in hopes to help lead followers of Jesus discover their own calling in life.
In his spare time, Harry enjoys doing things with his family and friends, i.e., tennis, camping/backpacking, flying RC planes, mentoring others to realize their full potential in the service of our Lord.