Dr. Edward D. Harper has been the full-time Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church since Year 2000. The Church's website is as follows: macedoniabaptist-Lakewood.org The Church is now in the process of selling all five of its properties and relocating to a town north of Lakewood.
Dr. Harper is the former Moderator of Seacoast Missionary Baptist Association. He is presently the Chairman of the Seacoast Permanent Council. He was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA during Year 2013. He is an alumnus of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention Pastoral Excellence Program. He is a recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award and many other awards.
He is a life member of both the NAACP and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Further, he earned both the BA Degree and the MA Degree from the University of Detroit. He earned the M.Div. from Princeton and another MA and the Doctorate from Columbia University in NYC.
He is married to the vivacious Virginia Ann Harper and has traveled while doing missions in many parts of the world.