Pastor and Author
Dwight was born in El Paso, Texas and is a direct descendent of renowned theologian and pastor, Jonathan Edwards. He has pastored for over thirty years in various capacities. He ministered for 23 years at Grace Bible Church in College Station, TX. From 1980-1990 he served as the college pastor and from 1990-2003 he ministered as the senior pastor of the 2500 member congregation. He has also served on the staff of Grace Bible Church in The Heights (Houston), and Woods Edge Community Church (The Woodlands). He presently serves as the Senior Pastor of Waters Edge Community Church in Houston, Texas.
A former professional tennis player, he has ministered throughout the United States and many places in the world over the last 35 years. He is also widely sought after as a motivational speaker for businesses, schools, athletic teams, and governmental agencies. He has given presentations at Yale, Princeton, The Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt, Rice, Texas A&M University, and many other schools. He is a graduate of The University of Mary Hardin Baylor and attended Dallas Theological Seminary.
In addition, Dwight is a best selling author. He has written six books – Revolution Within, Releasing the Rivers Within, A Tale of Three Ships, Kindling for the Fire, Say ‘No’ to Vanilla, and High Octane for the Spirit. He also has a workbook entitled Experiencing Christ Within and has written numerous magazine articles. He is a Community Associate for McMurtry College at Rice University.
His favorite movie is Dead Poets Society. His favorite singer is a toss-up between Elvis Presley and Celine Dion. His favorite sport still is tennis and his favorite hobby is reading. Dwight lives in Houston with his wife, Lauri.