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WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY CHURCH
Whether you are considering your first-time visit to Forest Hills-
Or are already a Forest Hills regular-
Or somewhere in-between-
We are guessing these things are important to you. To be honest with you, they are important to us, as well.
Forest Hills is a church with a vision to impact our community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Our worship is energetic, our teaching is practical and relevant, and our atmosphere is casual. But Forest Hills is so much more than what goes on inside our walls on a weekend. And everything we do is done with the intention of engaging our people with the truth of God's Word, lived out in practical ways, to bring about a deeper and more meaningful life as we follow Christ.
As you browse these pages, you will be introduced to who we are as a community of Christ-followers. We hope you will look them over. In fact, we hope you will take the next step and join us in a weekend service we'd love to get to know you.
Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Tyrone Edwards is a 1989 Graduate from Castle High School. After graduation, Rev. Edwards served in the military. Following his service in the military, he majored in Business at the University of Southern Indiana and in Theology at Oakland City University.
Presently Rev. Edwards serves as Senior Pastor of Forest Hills Baptist Church and is a licensed and certified Marriage Educator. Rev. Edwards is one of five Police Chaplains for the Evansville Police Department and has served in this capacity for 15 years. From 1997-2005, Rev. Edwards held the position of Executive Director of Barnabas Ministries, a ministry designed to help the local Church focus and train for its witness. In 2001 he was ordained to preach the Gospel and bring release to the captive through his home church at the time, Christian Fellowship Church.
His passion is reaching out to the youth, young adults and those who have been incarcerated and affected by crime or life’s struggles. For years he was the assistant Chaplain at the Vanderburgh County Jail and a Prison Fellowship volunteer where he received from the Chuck Colson Ministry, a certificate to serve in maximum-security prisons.
For the past fifteen years, he’s been serving as Chaplain for the Evansville Otter’s Baseball Team and Character Coach for Reitz High School Football until recently stepping down with Reitz to better focus on his growing family. Rev. Edwards has been given many opportunities in our public school system to serve as a mentor, as well as a motivational speaker.
Rev. Tyrone Edwards and his wife, Melissa will celebrate their 27th anniversary in June. The Edwards are a homeschool family of 9 children, whose ages range from 22 all the way down to 3 years old. Along with serving the Lord, his family brings much joy to his life.