Meet The Pastor

Elder Edward Nesbitt, Jr.
Elder Edward M. Nesbitt, Jr.
Elder Edward M. Nesbitt, Jr. is Senior Pastor at St. Jude Great Commission Church, where he has served since 2005. Pastor Nesbitt was ordained in August 1998 after having served God faithfully for more than 10 years in the areas of Trustee, Deacon, and Minister respectively. Pastor Nesbitt served as Associate Pastor of New Philadelphia Community Church for seven years under the wings of Reverend Don A. Gaskin before answering God’s call to Pastor St. Jude. Pastor Nesbitt attended Gibbs High School and St. Petersburg College, and the Exegetical Expository Preaching and Teaching Institute and Seminary Extension of Southside Tabernacle Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is married to Lady Jo Ann Swain Nesbitt. They have three adult children, two Son-in-Laws and a Daughter-in-law whom they consider their own, and 10 grandchildren. Pastor Nesbitt is a faithful servant of God, a gifted teacher, and preaches the truth of the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with passion and conviction.