U.S. House, Pennsylvania 7
Greg Edwards is a proud progressive, devoted family man, pastor and lifelong community organizer who has lived in the Lehigh Valley for 25 years. Greg founded Resurrected Life Community Church and Resurrected Community Development Corporation, which led to the creation of the Resurrected Life Children’s Academy, the James Lawson Freedom School, and the Campaign for Change organizing initiative. Greg has spent the last 20 years building a racially diverse, culturally rich, economically self-sufficient, and politically aware community that has addressed racial, economic, and educational disparities within Allentown and throughout the greater Lehigh Valley.
A graduate of Geneva College (BS in Urban Ministry Leadership), the University of Delaware’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (Certification in Community Economic Development), Drew University (Master of Divinity), and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Prisons, Transformative Justice and Public Policy), Greg has been awarded the NAACP Man of Vision Award, the Peace Pilgrim of the Year Award, the Community Development Award by the Allentown Human Relations Commission, the William Gray III Leadership Award, and the prize for Multi-Cultural Church Leadership from Drew University. In 2016, Greg was inducted into the inaugural class of the MLK College of Pastoral Leadership at Morehouse College, for his exemplary leadership in advancing Dr. King’s Beloved Community through peace, truth, justice and nonviolent direct action.
Grge is running for Congress because he sees the need for a bold, transformative new vision of a prosperous 7th Congressional District where everyone’s full potential as human beings is given the equal opportunity to learn, live, and thrive. Greg believes we can achieve this together by championing an aggressive, progressive populist program that includes Medicare for All , debt-free higher education, economic dignity, and civic engagement that puts people first, not big corporations or the wealthy and privileged few. With a campaign that does not accept corporate PAC money and is willing to stand up to the outdated establishment, Greg’s campaign is electrifying the constituents of the 7th Congressional District with revolutionary ideals that are rooted in progress.