Rev. Jerri D. Edmonds, First Lady


Rev. Jerri D. Edmonds was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the second of three children of Garfield and Ruth Hudson. She received her early education in the Baltimore City Public School System. She received a B.A. in Information Science and Systems from Morgan State University, a Masters of Business Administration from Morgan State University and a Masters Certification in Database Administration from the University of Maryland. She is currently a student at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology (E.I.) at the St. Mary’s Seminary & University of Maryland. Rev. Edmonds is a retiree of Morgan State University. She had been employed with the State of Maryland for over 32 years.


Rev. Jerri Edmonds is married to Rev. Raymond F. Edmonds, Jr. In October 1995, they began the Gethsemane Ministry, which is now the Gethsemane A.M.E. Church. She acknowledged her call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in September 1997 and preached her trial sermon in June 1998. She was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in April 2002. Rev. Edmonds serves presently as an Associate Minister at Falls Road A.M.E. Church where her husband is the pastor. At Falls Road she serves as the Ministerial Liaison to the Music and Fine Arts Ministries, Director of the Women's Ministry, Director of the Youth and Young Adult Choir, Director of the Fellowship Choir, and Director of the Brotherhood Choir.


Rev. Edmonds has a passion for empowering our young people to become all God has called them to be through the Word of God and is committed to edifying the body of Christ by any means necessary.


The Reverends Edmonds are the proud parents of two young adults, Raymond, III and Cierra.


Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” She loves the Lord and prays that she will always be a vessel that He can use for His glory.