Anthony and Lea Edgmon are working in the town of Alpedrete. a town that has more than doubled in population in the last decade. When the Edgmons and Johnsons began working there was no evangelical church of any kind.
The Alpedrete team opened an Outreach Center in December 2005, beginning with activities for children, women, and families.
The first regular worship service was held on Sunday, February 5, 2006. Since then, a vibrant congregation with a desire to reach others with the gospel has grown in Alpedrete. The church seeks to reach out to friends and neighbors in the community, but also has been very involved in giving to send the gospel around the world. The Edgmons are currently working to train leaders in the church and prepare them for their role as part of a church-planting movement in the country of Spain. The work of the Outreach Center continues to build bridges with neighbors and allows the opportunity to serve the community in love.
Anthony was saved at the age of five and baptized in 1976 in Pine Bluff, Ark. Through the influence of his mother, who is very missions-minded, Anthony developed a burden for missions. He answered the call to missions while a student at Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lea was led to the Lord by her children’s church teacher. She answered the call to missionary service during her sophomore year at Welch College.
Since his graduation from Welch College in 1994, Anthony has served as associate pastor at Calvary Chapel FWB Church in Hollywood, Fla. He served as a student missionary to Panama during the summer of 1994. He was also active in music at the Bible college, including four years on the Rejoice ministry team.
Lea graduated from Welch College in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education and Missions. She has been active in children’s ministries for several years and was part of the Go and Be Team that traveled to Cote d’Ivoire in 1993.
The Edgmon were appointed as career missionaries to Spain by the Board of Foreign Missions in April 1997. They arrived on the field in October of 1998. Following language study they worked in the areas of teaching and preaching in the Villalba work.
Anthony and Lea have two children: Emily Hope, born August 9; and Marc Andrew, born April 7 in Madrid, Spain.
Anthony-Calvary Chapel FWB Church, Hollywood, Fla.
Lea-Bloss Memorial FWB Church, Arlington, Va.
- Pray for God-given understanding as Anthony and Lea raise Emily and Marc in a cross-cultural setting.
- As God to make hearts tender to the gospel and that the much sowing being done would result in a great harvest.
- Pray for wisdom for Anthony and Lea and Tim and Kristi Johnson (the Alpedrete team) as they make plans in conjunction with church leaders for the future.
- Pray for Anthony and Lea as they train and equip local believers to reach others with the gospel.