Minister Yolanda Kennedy-Edwards, the visionary behind SPREAD His Word Ministries, Incorporated believes that spreading the word of God is essential to give others the opportunity to seek God and develop a personal relationship with Him. Her mission is to effectively spread the word of God through practical preaching and teaching using biblical principles.
Yolanda was born on April 7, 1970 in Washington, DC. She grew up in a single-parent household, and watched as her mother worked effortlessly to put food on the table. During Yolanda’s early childhood, religion and spirituality were non-existent. Despite growing up in an underprivileged neighborhood in Southeast, Yolanda leaned to a mentor that would occasionally look after her. Her mentor introduced God into Yolanda’s life, which inspired her to accept Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 9. In her teen years, her mother accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and continued to ensure that Yolanda was rooted and grounded in the word of God.
In 1997, Yolanda joined Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church under the leadership of Reverend Doctor Lee P. Washington (Senior Pastor) where she faithfully served on several ministries including, Youth Ministry, Missionary Society, Young People’s Division, and Chair of the annual Community Fair. While serving as a church leader, Yolanda felt in her spirit that the Lord was calling her to a greater serving. Maintaining obedience, she joined Living Faith Ministries Church, where she accepted the call to ministry in 2011 and currently serves under the tutelage of Senior Pastor, Reverend L. Timothy Dates.
Yolanda believes we should consult God in everything we do. Through her personal encounters and experiences in her life, she has learned to trust and depend solely on the Lord. Her ministry is to remind people about the things that matter to God that we take for granted every day. She loves the Lord and is committed to Spreading His unadulterated word throughout the nation as she has been called by God for such a time as this.
Yolanda is a loving wife to Larry Edwards. They have four children, Denise, David, Lakia, and Donovan and three grandchildren, Elijah, Zayden, and Kennedy.