Misty Edwards Biography
Misty Edwards born Misty Dawn Edwards, is an American contemporary Christian musician, Chief singer and the worship leader of the International House of Prayer. She was born on January 19, 1979 in Andrews, Texas, United States, to Donna Joyce Donna Joyce, a music teacher and Robert Luther Edwards, a preacher.
Misty Edwards initially had dreams of becoming a lawyer, but became a musician. She interned at the International House of Prayer, when the church was founded near Kansas City, MO. She eventually became a worship leader at the church.
Edwards released her first album, Eternity, on December 5, 2003. Her second album, Always on His Mind, was released by Forerunner Music, on December 1, 2005. She released her third album, Fling Wide, on December 28, 2009.
Her fourth album, Point of Life, was released on April 6, 2010. She released, an extended play with David Brymer, Measure of Love, and this was released on December 21, 2011. The follow-up album, Only a Shadow, was released on March 19, 2013. She released her seventh album, Little Bird on December 29, 2014.
Misty Edwards Age
She was born on January 19, 1979 in Andrews, Texas, United States, to Donna Joyce Donna Joyce, a music teacher and Robert Luther Edwards, a preacher.
Misty Edwards Family
Edwards was born to Donna Joyce Edwards, a music teacher and Robert Luther Edwards, a preacher. She has an older sister, Sommer, and a younger brother, Clay. The two siblings were homeschooled until the age of 19.
Misty Edwards Married
Misty is married to Mike Edwards. They have been together for more than two decades and they have two children, Cody and Aiden.
Misty Edwards Cancer
Edwards was diagnosed with cancer in 1998 at the age of 19. She had chemotherapy and radiation therapy and it took 6 years before it went fully into remission. She is now cancer free.
Misty Edwards Albums
- Always on His Mind
- Fling Wide
- Point of Life
- Measure of Love (with David Brymer)
- Only a Shadow
- Little Bird
Misty Edwards Songs
- You Won’t Relent
- Arms Wide Open
- Soul Cry
- When You Think of Me
- My Soul Longs For You
- Baptize My Heart
- All-Consuming Fire
- I Will Waste My Life
- People Get Ready
- Favorite One
- See the Way
- Light of Your Face
- Let Me Love You More
- I Knew What I Was Getting Into
- Come As Close As You Want
- Between the Cherubim
- Pour My Love on You
- Take My Heart
- Do You Know the Way You Move Me
- Servant of All
- I Am Yours
- I Will Run
- I Love the Way You Think [feat. Katie Reed]
- Finally I Surrender
- I Give It All
- You Set Your Love on Me
- As in the Days of Noah
- Simple Devotion
- The Harlot
Misty Edwards Interview
What did God put in your heart when you received an invitation to participate in the “Penuel” Prayer Conference in Armenia?
Misty Edwards: For me it’s a great honor and at that moment I was very inspired. In fact, everything that God is going to do is close to my heart. When I arrived in Armenia yesterday I felt the presence of the Lord. I have big expectations that God will guide us, draw close to us and carry the message of His love to our hearts.
Can you tell us a little bit about your story of repentance? How did you understand that you are called into the ministry of praise and worship?
Misty Edwards: Yes, I was called to be a worship team leader. As a teenager I would ask myself different questions. I was trying to understand what the purpose of this life was, I was wondering if God was real. In my searches I came to realize that the highest and ultimate goal of my life is the knowledge of God. Everything else has to come to an end in life. We ourselves will die someday.
I made a decision to get to know God. It is still a great desire for me today. At first I would sing for Him verses from the Holy Scripture. Then over time I started leading worship teams of different denominations.
Nowadays, many people see worship as a church service that is being conducted on stage. And where does it start for you?
Misty Edwards: Music in itself is a good thing and I love it. The earth is also full of music of different types. However, to me worship means, first and foremost, to lift up your gaze unto God, talk directly to Him and be connected to Him. When you feel how He is smiling at you from the balcony of Heaven. And at that time, the Holy Spirit, moving inside you, helps you establish contact with the Lord as a person.
During worship heaven and earth seem to merge. Worship is also the process of the whole church uniting and becoming whole to talk with the One Who is invisible. Worship crosses the boundaries of everything natural.
Are there certain traits that a person acquires while turning worship into his or her lifestyle?
Misty Edwards: First of all, worship is a relationship. I myself worship God in every situation of my life, realizing that He is there. He is Lord and has the right to tell me what to do. He knows my heart and sees every step I take. Worship is my lifestyle.
Have you set high standards in your ministry and your longing to draw closer to God? When was the IHOP ministry founded and how were you involved in that ministry?
Misty Edwards: At that time I was very young, only 19 years old. We decided to devote ourselves to the ministry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 12 months a year. We would gather in a very small room. And although we were very few in number, we made a decision that we would do it by all means.
There were days when we wouldn’t sleep all night, but even when I was singing to the Lord alone, I was surrounded by angels. During that time I was seeing myself more and more as an intercessor and worshipper. I was endlessly repeating and training myself to the thought that whatever we were doing was really valuable.