Sterling Edwards

Church Planting Center Director
Metropolitan New York Baptist Association

Sterling Edwards is the MNYBA Director of Church Planting and a fellow  church planter himself. Sterling moved to Long Island and planted Crossroads Church in Farmingdale, which he  has helped lead to become a multiplying church through multi-site campuses of Crossroads and replanting older congregations throughout Long Island as Crossroads locations.  Sterling has a heart for pastors and church planters.  


I have been married to my wife, Jenna, for 20 years. We have three daughters. Madison is 15, Emma is 10, and Avery is 4.

I spent the first 33 years of my life in Texas. Actually, the majority of those years were spent in Houston, Texas. My wife, daughters, and I moved to Long Island in July of 2006. It has been a wild ride, but there is no place on earth that we would rather be.

BIRTHDAY: January 24, 1973

INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:  Places: CitiField, Yankee Stadium, and I do love going to Disney World.

What’s on your iPod?: The Fray, Patty Griffin, Chris Tomlin, Mumford & Sons

Books: Searching For God Knows What, Blue Like Jazz, Traveling Mercies, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Follow Me, The Kingdom Matrix

Favorite TV shows: Fringe, Duck Dynasty, Downton Abbey

Sport Teams: Mets, Astros, (Yankees a little bit), Jets and Giants

Movies: Batman, Superman,

Hobbies: Mostly just spending time with wife and girls.

Odd Facts: I was the president of my high school choir. No, I can’t sing. That’s why it’s odd.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  - Romans 12:1-2