Pastor Ben Edwards

Instructor in Pastoral Theology

Pastor Ben Edwards is Instructor in Pastoral Theology at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Executive Pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church, where he has served since 2008.

He is also the Director of Urban Ministry for Inter-City Baptist Church, leading the evangelistic and discipleship efforts of the campus ministry team at Wayne State University and coordinating outreach into the Detroit Midtown area.

Pastor Edwards received his M.A. from Northland International University and his M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student in World Religions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife Jo have two sons.


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Selected Writings

“Honor True Widows: 1 Timothy 5:3–16 With Implications for the Church’s Social Responsibilities.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 21 (2016): 87–105.

Review of Art and Music: A Student’s Guide, by Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake. Artistic Theologian: Journal of Ministry and Worship Arts 3 (2015): 114–117.

Review of Good News to the Poor: Social Involvement and the Gospel, by Tim Chester. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 20 (2015): 104–106.

“Being Jesus, Missio Dei, and Kingdom Work: An Analysis, Critique, and Proposal for Modern Approaches to Holistic Ministry.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 19 (2014): 73–94.

Review of Toxic Charity? How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It), by Robert D. Lupton. Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 18 (2013): 92–94.

Courses Taught

PT603 Homiletics III


  • PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (In Progress)
  • MDiv, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, Northland International University
  • BA, Bob Jones University