Reverend Raymond F. Edmonds, Jr.

Rev. Raymond F. Edmonds, Jr. was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia and is the son of the late Raymond and Elnor Edmonds. Rev. Edmonds received his early education in the Chesapeake Public School System. He is a proud graduate of Morgan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy.


Pastor Edmonds is an ordained Elder in the A.M.E. Church. His ministerial career began at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, MD under his spiritual father, Right Rev. John R. Bryant, now Bishop John R. Bryant. While at Bethel, Pastor Edmonds served as an associate minister to the New Life Ministry and the Minister to God’s Boot Camp. This ministry, God’s Boot Camp, was an eight week session that equipped new believers to be a member of God’s Army. Pastor Edmonds was very instrumental in the growth of new members and preparing them to become involved in the life of the church. In 1991, Pastor Edmonds wanted to extend his ministry opportunities by joining the Waters A.M.E. Church family under the leadership of Rev. Ronald E. Braxton to lead Men’s Ministry and Youth Ministry.


In October 1995, Bishop Frederick Calhoun James appointed him to become the founding Pastor of Gethsemane A.M.E. Church. While serving there, over twenty fruitful ministries were birthed. He faithfully served that congregation for 13 years. He was appointed as Pastor of Falls Road A.M.E. Church by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr. at the 2008 Midyear Conference. During his tenure at Falls Road many ministries were birthed, the debt on the mortgage was paid, additional property was purchased, and the Mae Stewart Empowerment Center, LLC was established.


On July 14, 2022, Bishop James Levert Davis appointed Rev. Edmonds as the pastor of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church in Randallstown, Maryland, where he is committed to kingdom building. Pastor Edmonds also serves on the Board of Instructors of the Board of Examiners of the Washington Conference. 


He is married to Rev. Jerri Donyel Hudson Edmonds and they are the proud parents of two amazing young adults Raymond III and Cierra.