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Edson Dickinson

Instrumental Worship Pastor


Edson Dickinson has been the instrumental director of First Baptist Church Jacksonville for 40 years. Prior to that, Edson received his Music Education degree from Florida State University and was a band director in the Duval County school system. Edson developed a love of writing and arranging music while in middle school, and has since had the opportunity to see many of his arrangements for church orchestra published. Edson says “It is one of the great blessing of my life to know that God has used music that I have had a part in creating to be a vehicle for worship in churches across America and beyond.” Edson’s wife Donna has served as a flutist at First Baptist Church during all these years of his ministry there and together they have raised 3 boys.