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Homer Edwin Young Biography

Homer Edwin Young is an American pastor who serves as the senior Gospel minister at Houston’s Second Baptist Church. Pastor Ed Young and his children are church ministers in their own right, with his eldest son, Edwin Barry Young, serving as senior pastor and founding pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas.

Homer Edwin Young Age

How old is Pastor? The Second Baptist Church senior pastor is 84 years old as of August 11, 2020. He was born in 1936 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America.

Homer Edwin Young Education

He enrolled as an engineering major at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He answered the call of the ministry and enrolled at Mississippi College in Clinton to continue his education halfway through his freshman year. He continued his education at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Homer Edwin Young Nationality

Pastor belongs to a white ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, the  United States and Edwin holds American nationality.

Homer Edwin Young Family |Parents

Young was born in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, in southeastern Mississippi. His family was impoverished, and he didn’t have school shoes until third grade. However, attempts to establish the identities of his mother and father were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore not known whether he has any siblings.

Homer Edwin Young Married| First Wife | New Wife

From 1959 until her death in 2017, Homer was married to Jo Beth Young, the mother of his sons. The couple had been married for 58 years, during which time she supported her husband’s ministerial work while raising their children. They both grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, and began dating in high school, continuing through college and eventually marrying. She is described as someone who worked behind the scenes in the church, staying out of the spotlight while teaching Bible study classes and mentoring the wives of newly ordained pastors and deacons. She died at the age of 80.

Homer Edwin Young | Sons

The senior pastor of Second Baptist Church is a father of three children. His eldest son is pastor Edwin Barry Young, senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, and his other sons are Ben Young, associate pastor of Second Baptist Church Houston, and Cliff Young, leader of the Christian folk/pop group Caedmon’s Call. Homer’s children have their own families too, with children, making Homer a grandfather too.

Homer Edwin Young Ministry | Career

Homer was born into a poor family in Laurel, Mississippi, on the state’s southeastern border. He worked hard for his future through education, and he was able to attend college at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa as an engineering major. During his freshman year, he received a call to the ministry, which he accepted and enrolled at Mississippi College to continue his studies. He later enrolled at Wake Forest, North Carolina’s Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was already a pastor serving in both North and South Carolina when he joined Second Baptist Houston Church in 1978.

He became a church leader, and the church’s attendance has since more than doubled to close to a thousand people. 5 times the initial numbers, that is from an average of 500 to more than 24,000 today. Homer was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention for the first time in June 1992. (SBC). He was re-elected to the position for the second time in June 1993. Pastor Edwin has a broadcast ministry called “The Winning Walk” through which he provides the content to more people around the world. This broadcast ministry distributes his sermons throughout North America and other parts of the world. However, all is not well. For example, in January 2010, Young’s “Healing Broken America” sermon series sparked controversy.

They sought a way to deal with the lessons that the Bible’s story of the Prodigal Sons could teach a broken Washington and a broken Wall Street. The sermons were thought to be political in nature. Homer is also a book author. In 2005, he wrote and published a book titled “Total Heart Health for Men Workbook,” from his personal experience after having suffered heart problems. He had an angioplasty for a clogged heart artery in 1988 and triple coronary bypass surgery in May 2010.

Homer Edwin Young’s Net Worth

The pastor has amassed a modest wealth through the revenues of his job as a Minister. However,  this includes his property, funds, and earnings. His main source of income is his work. Apparently, his net worth is estimated at 1 million dollars.

Homer Edwin Young Books

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