Rev Edward Lawrence

Rev Edward Lawrence

Eddie Lawrence

Eddie was born in County Durham and attended the local Brethren Church. Committed his life to Christ in 1967 and was baptised in the Holy Spirit in 1986.

Eddie moved to Reading in 1986 after leaving his beloved Sunderland to work in the Civil Service. He remained in the Civil Service for 18 years before taking up a position as assistant Pastor at St. Saviours Christian Centre which is an Elim Pentecostal Church. He is married to Avril.

On September 1 2007 Avril and Eddie moved to the West Midlands where Eddie took on the position of Senior Pastor at the local Elim Pentecostal Church at Erdington.

Eddie served a mechanical apprenticeship in Sunderland and completed an HNC in Building services as well as a BA in business studies at Reading University in 2000.
Eddie has a real passion to see God’s people being developed, equipped and grow in
maturity so as to extend the Kingdom of God not only in their lives, but also to those they encounter within everyday life. Eddie has also a heart for seeing new believers being mentored and growing as disciples.


  • Music: Robin Mark, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Songs on the theme of grace especially those relating to the “Cross”
  • Books: relating to church growth and development. Lord of the Rings, Daniel and Revelation.
  • TV: Sky Sports, especially when Sunderland is on!


A devoted follower of Sunderland AFC. Being surrounded by positive people and people who have a sense of humour. He is a devoted follower of Sunderland AFC.


Negative people and waiting for anything!

Hopes for the future

To be involved in leading Erdington church so that it fulfils the mission of ‘Reaching up and reaching out’ both to the body and local community. Eager to see the days of Acts being fulfilled in the local community

Joshua Baker