Dr. Mansfield Edwards is currently the president of the Ontario Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, leading more than 35,000 members.
Prior to his call to serve in Quebec Conference as pastor and co-chair of the English Sector Evangelism Council, Dr. Edwards served in East Jamaica Conference as a district pastor, and later as a departmental director in Youth, Health, Communications and PARL Departments.
In 2002, Pastor Edwards was called to Ontario Conference to serve as the lead pastor of Apple Creek Church, where he founded the Discover the Power TV Program aired on Vision TV, Hope TV and around the world via satellite.
Recently, Dr. Edwards has also launched the Media Ministry and inaugurated the first-ever Ontario Conference recording studio.
Because of his passion for the senior citizens, in 2010, Pastor Edwards started the Seniors’ Ministry in Ontario Conference to ensure they are well taken care of. He organizes an annual conference-wide retreat for seniors, publishes a biannual magazine especially for seniors called, Seniors’ Perspectives, and recently published the first-ever Adventist seniors’ wall calendar.
Dr. Edwards serves on the Board of Trustees of Burman University in Alberta.
He is also a chaplain for York Regional Police since 2004.
He is the author of the book “Worship Matters” – a theology of worship.
Among his recent awards are:
- 2017 – Visionary Award – from the Afroglobal Television Excellence Award.
- 2018 – the “2018 North American Division Outstanding Chaplaincy Award”
- 2018 – Featured in The 150 Extraordinary Canadians legacy book
Together with his wife, Sharon, they have two sons, Craig and Matthew, and one grandson.