Homer Edwin Young Biography

Homer Edwin Young (Dr. Ed Young) is a senior Gospel minister of Houston’s Second Baptist Church. Pastor Ed Young and his kids are both church ministers, with his eldest son, Edwin Barry Young, serving as senior pastor and founder of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas.

How old is Homer Edwin Young? – Age

He was born on 11 August 1936 in Laurel, Mississippi, U.S. He is 86 years as of 2022.

Where did Homer Edwin Young go to school? – Education

As an engineering major, he enrolled at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He accepted the call of the ministry and enrolled at Mississippi College in Clinton to further his study halfway through his freshman year. After that, he attended Wake Forest, North Carolina’s Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Edwin Young Wife – Family

Jo Beth Young, the mother of his kids, was Homer’s wife from 1959 until her death in 2017. The pair had been married for 58 years, during which time she supported her husband’s ministerial career while also raising their children. They both grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, and began dating in high school and continued through college, eventually marrying. She was described as a church member who preferred to stay out of the spotlight, conducting Bible study classes and mentoring the wives of freshly elected pastors and deacons. She died when she was 80 years old.

Homer Edwin Young The senior Gospel minister of Houston's Second Baptist Church
Homer Edwin Young The senior Gospel minister of Houston’s Second Baptist Church

Homer Edwin Young and Sons

The senior pastor of Second Baptist Church has three children. His eldest son, pastor Edwin Barry Young, is a senior pastor at Fellowship Church in Grapevine; his other sons are Ben Young, an assistant pastor at Second Baptist Church Houston, and Cliff Young, the leader of the Christian folk/pop group Caedmon’s Call.

Homer’s children have children of their own, making Homer a grandfather as well.

What is Edwin Young’s Salary?

He receives an annual estimated salary of $1 million.

Edwin Young Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $40.4 million.

Homer Edwin Young Career

Homer Edwin Young Ministry – Second Baptist Houston

Homer comes from a poor family in Laurel, Mississippi, on the southeastern edge of the state. He worked hard for his future through education, and he was able to attend the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, as an engineering major.

During his freshman year, he received a call to the ministry, which he accepted and enrolled in Mississippi College to continue his education. Later, he enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He was previously a pastor in both North and South Carolina before he joined Second Baptist Houston Church in 1978. He became a church leader, and under his leadership, the church’s attendance has nearly quadrupled from an average of 500 to over 24,000 now. Homer was elected as the Southern Baptist Convention’s first president in June 1992. (SBC). He was re-elected to the post for the second time in June 1993.

Edwin Young Sermons

Pastor Edwin has a broadcast ministry called “The Winning Walk” through which he provides the content to more people around the world. Through this broadcast ministry, his sermons are transmitted throughout North America and other parts of the world.

  • 1981 – The Lord is–
  • 1982 – A winning walk
  • 1984 – David, after God’s own heart
  • 1985 The purpose of suffering
  • 1992 – Against all odds: family survival in a hostile world
  • 1993 – Romancing the Home: How to Have a Marriage That Sizzles
  • 1995 – Been There. Done That. Now What?: The Meaning of Life May Surprise You
  • 2004 The Ten Commandments of Marriage
  • 2005 – The 10 Commandments of Parenting: The Do’s and Donts for Raising Great Kids
  • 2005 – Total Heart Health for Men Workbook: Achieving a Total Heart Health Lifestyle in 90 Days

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