Let’s Welcome Our Speaker
Regelyn “Reggie” Edwards
Regelyn “Reggie” Edwards is the Executive Director of The Encouraging Place, a non-profit ministry in Raleigh, NC created to serve women/families and work toward racial healing. A Raleigh native, she attended local colleges and graduated from Justice Fellowship College of Theology with a Master of Arts in Ministry in 2005. Reggie is also an ordained Minister of the Gospel.
Reggie has over 25 years of experience working in urban communities. She has impacted over 5,000 women through women’s empowerment programs and is a Certified Life Coach. She has also led hundreds of men and women in a deeper understanding of race and reconciliation. She serves as a consultant with churches/organizations on Biblical Reconciliation and works to help churches bridge the racial divide. In addition to several groups she coordinates, Reggie also holds annual conferences and forums on dismantling racism…God’s way. She believes one cannot adequately deal with issues around racism without a historical, cultural, structural and institutional analysis. Reggie is a strong proponent of the Racial Equity Institute and participates on a regular basis.
Following God’s call, Reggie Edwards joined Building Together Ministries in 1994, where she coordinated the FRIENDS (youth) mentoring program, the women’s ministry and the Racial Reconciliation/Christian Community Development Outreach. She says, “everything I know about urban ministry, I learned at Building Together”. Another one of her passions is the people of Haiti, and she serves on mission teams there often.