John Edwards

I am a 10.5 year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who got saved in 1996 at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, MD when Pastor Norris Belcher preached the gospel message during a graduation ceremony. I was there to recruit more Marines and the Holy Spirit was there recruiting me!

Since that time, my wife Analiza and our 4 kids headed to the Philippines as missionaries and successfully planted a church that is still serving the Lord today!  I have also served in various churches as a Sunday School teacher, Bus Captain, Children’s and Youth Pastor, Outreach Pastor, Prison Chaplain, Senior Pastor and as a hospice chaplain as well.  Plenty of experience that can reach and minister to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

God called me to be the pastor of Slater Road Baptist Church in North Ft Myers, Florida as of August 9, 2020.  I look forward to welcoming you to our church and fellowship. I’d be honored to speak with you about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and share more testimonies with you about Him.

I am excited about our future here at Slater Road Baptist Church and we are headed in a healthy direction for the Lord.  The property is debt free and is poised for growth as the ministries reach into the community. Will you consider stopping by the church during one of our services and experiencing true worship with us! I hope to meet you soon.


Pastor John Edwards