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Rev. Edrin C. Williams

Lead Pastor

What you primarily do at Sanctuary…in 5 words:

Teach. Connect. Develop. Counsel. Pray.

Personal Bio:

I’m a native South Carolinian who loves people, music, history, travel, SEC football and words of all kinds! I’m Shanequa’s knight in shining armor and Taylor’s & Harper’s indestructible playground equipment. I love to learn. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC where I studied African American Studies and U.S. History. I also earned a Master of Divinity degree in Preaching & Communication from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

I am an advocate of the local church and I’m passionate about equipping leaders of all ages. I use biblical teaching, humor, storytelling, and my background in the humanities, the social sciences and theology to help shape society and influence others in the ways of Jesus. When I’m old and grey, I want my legacy to be that I loved my family and friends well, served God faithfully, and tore down systems of oppression…all with a smile!

A Few Tidbits

  • Tupac is my favorite rapper and 90’s Hip Hop is a love language.
  • Michael Jordan is the GOAT but Shaquille O’Neal is my all-time favorite player
  • The favorite vacation spot is Aruba.
  • I find beauty in nature, music, laughter, & people
  • What gets me up in the morning? A strong desire to make a real difference in the world and the lives of my daughters.
  • My guilty pleasures are chocolate ice cream, stand-up comedy, summer nights, fitted caps, & Jordan 1’s    |     (612) 692-6575

Worship Center

2018 Aldrich Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411 map


710 West Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411 map


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