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Edward Bolen 2 for CBFGA
Dr. Edward Bolen
Senior Pastor

Edward joined the staff of Milledge as Senior Pastor in March 1997. His vision for ministry is to help people to deepen their relationship with Christ, to equip people for their unique calling and to enjoy life. His joy is to serve beyond the walls of the church with his community of faith, building authentic relationships through novel ministries.

Before moving home to Georgia, he served churches in North Carolina, Kentucky and northern California. Edward volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and serves on the board of Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. He is active with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (“The Fun Baptists!”) and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens.

A native of Valdosta, Georgia, he holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary and Ph.D. in New Testament literature from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

His wife, Susan Hare Bolen, is an elementary educator at Winterville Elementary and has taught in the Clarke County School District for 15 years. Their son and daughter-in-law are both graduate students at Georgia Tech and their daughter is a nursing student at August University.

He fancies himself a humorous guy, but most people try not to encourage him. Edward and Susan have just welcomed a new yellow Labrador—named Henry—into their family.


Last Published: August 29, 2017 3:22 PM
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Milledge Avenue Baptist Church
1690 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

fax 706-354-0344


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