New Life Open Bible Staff

Peter Edwards

Pastor
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Peter Edwards is the Lead Pastor of New Life Open Bible Church.  He and his wife, Starla, have been married for more than 40 years.

Prior to assuming the role as Lead Pastor at New Life Open Bible, Peter helped plant and pastor several churches in Arizona.  He is passionate about teaching God’s word, life transformation, mission on a local and global level, and living life authentically alongside of his church family.

He is also quite fond of his family, including his daughter Jennifer (husband Greg), son Peter (wife Sarah), daughter Alison (husband Drew) and his 7 grandchildren (Benjamin, Logan, Elyse, Lauren, Cannon, Callen, Stella), and his two dogs (Annie & Buddy).

He loves to run, hike, and the view outside of his motorhome window, especially with his trusty traveling companions by his side (Annie & Buddy).

He was born and raised in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.  You may want to give him a little space if the Steelers have had a rough game.

He would love to share a cup of coffee with you.

He has quite a story to tell.

And, he would love to hear yours.

Starla Edwards

Praise & Worship Leader
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Starla Edwards is married to Peter, and is the worship leader for New Life Open Bible Church.  She is an amazing mother and grandmother, and is known by children near and far as “La”.  She always has a stash of bubble gum in her purse to share with little ones, as is shown in this photo of Starla surrounded by her grandchildren.

Worship flows out of an authentic place in Starla – she lives and breathes the Psalms as her source of hope and inspiration for each day.  With eyes closed tight and heart opened wide, she leads worship each week as one worshipping the One worthy of worship.

Feel free to sing along as loudly as you like.

If you’d like to contact Starla, you can send an email via Pastor Edwards, but your best bet is to chat with her on a Sunday or Thursday at church.  She is old school that way.

Beth Martin

Children's Ministries Director

Beth is our Director of Children’s Ministries.  She works with a wonderful team of volunteers to create a welcoming and fun environment for our children to explore what it looks like to know and follow Jesus.

Beth also oversees our Vacation Bible School each year.  We think of her as “MacGyver”, because she seems to be able to create a magical wonderland out of paper, paint and staples.  She has a heart as big as her smile, and her love for Jesus shines through in all that she does.

Yes, children are welcome here.

Sticky fingers and all.