Rev. Jerri Edmonds

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 pursuing the Master’s of Theology degree from The Ecumenical Institute of Theology (E.I.) at the St. Mary’s Seminary & University of Maryland. Rev. Edmonds is a retiree of her beloved alma mater, Morgan State University.


Reverend Edmonds, along with her husband Rev. Raymond F. Edmonds, Jr. began the Gethsemane Ministry in October 1995, which is now the Gethsemane A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, MD. 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. In October 2008, the Edmonds team was assigned to Falls Road A.M.E. Church. 


At Falls Road, Rev. Edmonds served as the Ministerial Liaison to the Music and Fine Arts Ministries, Director of the Women’s Ministry, Director of the Prayer Ministry, and Director of the following choirs: Youth and Young Adult, United Voices, Combined Choirs and the Praise Team. 


In July 2022 the Edmonds team was assigned to Union Bethel A.M.E. Church.  At Union Bethel Rev. Edmonds serves as the Minister to Women and the Director to the Youth and Young Adult Choir.


Reverend 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.