Tribute to Pastor Bobby

Just a few weeks ago I had a phone call from a close friend who informed me of the home going of one the world’s best pastors, Pastor Bobby Edwards of the Gospel Baptist Church. Words cannot describe the utter shock I was in upon hearing that news. I had the wonderful privalege of working with Pastor Bobby as his associate pastor. It was an honor to serve with him. Pastor Bobby was a man of great integrity and a true man of God. It is my prayer that I could one day become just half of the pastor that Pastor Bobby was. He loved his church and his family and truly had a heart for God and a heart for people. There are now two saints of God in heaven that I desire to pattern my life after: my grandmother (Peggy Glassner) and Pastor Bobby. Both of these people in my life were pictures of Jesus to me. When I think of them, I think of Jesus. If only I could be that way. If only people can see Jesus when they see me. Pastor Bobby was more than just a pastor to me, he was one of my very best friends. I can only imagine what he is doing at this moment. I am sure he is at the feet of Jesus! How I long for that day when I also can sit at the feet of Jesus! It’s hard to understand why God took a man like Pastor Bobby. I don’t think any of us will ever understand. All I know is, God is telling us: “Trust me.” Pastor Bobby trusted Jesus, so should we. To Pastor Bobby’s family and to Gospel Baptist, we love you. We are praying for you. May God help us all, just to Trust Him!

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