Reverend Edward L. Cryer, a native of Meridian, Mississippi, is the Pastor of Unity Baptist Church. Reverend Cryer is the proud father of Eric Hopgood and Fanice Maxwell. He is also a caring grandfather and great-grandfather.
He started his ministry at First Baptist Church in Carthage, Mississippi, and was called to pastor Unity Baptist Church in 1997.
Reverend Cryer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, and a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies.
Reverend Cryer is the First Vice-President of the Ohio Baptist State Convention, Inc. (O.B.S.C., Inc.) Pastor Cryer, the first adjunct professor for the international Seminar in the State of Mississippi, has been a guest preacher for the National Baptist Convention, USA., Inc. Youth Department, and the National Baptist Eastern Regional Conference. Also, he has been a lecturer for the Ohio Baptist State Convention, Inc., Progressive Baptist Association in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Warren Bible Institute.
His favorite Bible scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”