Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary (Lisle, IL) and the author of 1 Peter in the Story of God Bible Commentary series. Dennis has over thirty years of urban pastoral experience. He most recently served as senior pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to that, he was the founding pastor of Peace Fellowship Church in Washington, DC; associate and then lead pastor of Washington Community Fellowship on Capitol Hill; and founding pastor of New Community Church in Brooklyn, NY. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering (Cornell University) and has been a high school science and math teacher. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree in Urban Ministry (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) as well as Master of Arts and PhD degrees in Biblical Studies (Catholic University of America). Dennis is married to Susan Steele Edwards and they are the parents of four adult children and have two grandsons. Dennis enjoys playing his flute and saxophone, as well as weightlifting, cycling, and playing racquetball as much as possible.