Dr. Rev. Edward Husband Sr , senior pastor founding of the East Point Church of the Nazarene until he transitioned to his heavenly home…
Edward received his ordination in the church of the Nazarene in 1967. For the next two years, he supplied pastored in churches across the southeast region. In 1969, he became the Pastor of Gainesville Bethel Church of the Nazarene. He and the members of the community helped to build the church from the ground up, physically and numerically (brick by brick and person by person). Many members still remain in attendance today.
In 1980, Edward was called to a more expansive work in the urban cities of Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of this call was to establish churches of African-American descent in different areas of the city and then state.
For the past 38 years, he pastored “his baby” The East Point Church of the Nazarene, while helping establish churches across the district. From his own congregation, he was able to develop leaders, who have now become pastors of their own churches.
As the National Recruiter of the General Church – USA and Canada, he taught many leaders across the southeastern zone the doctrine of the Church of the Nazarene and those leaders became pastors of their own churches. As Director of Multicultural ministries, he was given charge to help establish Nazarene churches of different nationalities including Haitian and Latino. He served on many boards within the District including the Board of Ministerial Studies and the District Advisory Board. His most recent and last church installation was the East Point Church of the Nazarene, Haiti where he went and taught the doctrine to more than 30 ministers and lay members.
In 2006 he received his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trevecca Nazarene University.
In 2014 he received the Life Time Achievement award at the 100th year celebration at the Georgia District Church of the Nazarene. Assembly.
Over the years, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his work across the District and the Church of the Nazarene.
First African American Female in Georgia to receive her ordination as Elder in the church of the Nazarene.
East Point’s First Lady held numerous positions including Youth Director, Sunday School teacher and EPCON Women’s Group President. She also established the EPCON Ministerial Association and choir member. She became a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains USA.
Mary Husband also established the organization of the John Ford Christian Center. An organization that promoted programs for the elderly, the underprivileged and those in the community. She established the Food Pantry that distributed food once a month for those in need.