Dr. Charles W. Edwards, Jr., Brigadier General, US Army/Retired
Dr. Edwards is currently the CEO and Founder of Edwards Ministerial Association Incorporated (EMA) in Austin, TX. He is a disabled veteran who entered military service in the US Army in 1966 as an infantryman. Following active duty, he joined the US Army Reserve as a chaplain’s assistant and served in the Texas Army National Guard and retired in 2007 at the rank of Brigadier General.
Dr. Edwards earned a master of ministry degree from the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana and a doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He served in a multitude of capacities as chaplain in various organizations to include the US Department of Defense, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Antonio Police Department, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and many more.
He was the Director, Human Resources Development at the Travis State School in Austin, TX and Minister, Deacon, Elder and Director of Christian Education with the Congregational Ministry of the Churches of Christ in Illinois, Indiana and Texas from 1968-1992. A former Commander, Department of Texas DAV and former President, State Guard Association of the United States.
He was born December 2, 1943 in Wharton, Texas and married the love of his life Felisha L. Pulliam in 1968. He has three children: Charles W. Edwards, III; Sylvia Perez and Christopher J. Edwards.