Edward D. Faulk

Edward D. Faulk, Sr. son of the late David and Lucille (Tucker) Faulk, was born on April 5, 1934 in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Edward passed away the evening of February 21, 2018.   He attended the public schools of Wilmington, North Carolina.  In June, 1952 he graduated from Williston High School.   At an early age he was active in the faith as an altar boy for the Episcopal Church.   

Edward graduated from North Carolina A&T College in Greensboro with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry in May of 1957.  In addition to his studies he completed the ROTC course.  Ed was united in holy matrimony to Thelma Wilkins in Washington, DC on July 12, 1959. 
Edward joined the United States Air Force serving his country proudly for nearly ten years, retiring as Captain.  Throughout his military career he was awarded several honors including:  Air Force Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Senior Missile Man Badge, and National Defense Service Medal.  His final position in the Air Force was Missile Combat Crew Commander, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas.   Edwards military service was foundational in preparing him for a life of service in the ministry. 

Early one morning in 1965, while driving home from McConnell, he was listening to a broadcast from a 100 watt radio station out of Eugene, Oregon.  He was listening to the Radio Church of God, the genesis of what would later become the World Wide Church of God.  Edward’s theology training began at Ambassador College in Pasadena, California.  His first assignment was as an Associate Pastor of the Manhattan, New York church.    Ed continued his education at the New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan graduating with a Master of Professional Studies in 1977.  For 13 years Ed served as an Associate Pastor to various congregations including, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island N.Y.  In 1982 he was promoted to Pastor of the Norfolk, Virginia congregation.  He was there until 1986.  Edward then became the Associate Pastor of the Trenton N.J. church.  Edward also served as served in the Brick and Vineland, New Jersey churches.  The last church he pastored was in Lorain, Ohio where he retired from the ministry.     

Ed’s life is celebrated by his wife Thelma, his sons, Edward, Jr. (Brandy) and Michael Faulk, two grandchildren, Edward David, III and Seth Faulk, one great grandchild Edward David Faulk, IV, Sister in Laws Emma Hawkins, Bernice Williams, Constance Wilkins and many nieces and nephews. 


Submitted by M.W. on
Dear Faulk Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

Submitted by Bill Paz on
Cheryl and I were deeply saddened upon hearing the sad news of Ed's death. He was our pastor while serving in the NYC area and it is with great fondness we remember him with his cheery attitude, kind heart and hospitable nature. There was always a bit of sparkle and mischief in his eye - Oh how he enjoyed a good laugh. As I remember him, Ed was truly a servant of God working tirelessly for those members of the church in his care. How well we remember his wanderings around the stage as he preached - unusual at the time when most other ministers remained tethered to the pulpit microphone. Not Edward Faulk! He was to the left, to the right, up front, circling about. If you ever had the pleasure of hearing one of his sermons, you no doubt, know what I mean. We truly enjoyed his style and the way he would deliver his messages when preaching. Ed was truly a joy to know and will be missed a great deal by all who knew and loved him. In life all things must pass. But that is not the end. It is with certainty that we look forward to meeting him once again, "On the other side of the Jordan" as the song proclaims. Rest in Peace. Till we meet again. Peace, love and prayers to the whole family.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My deepest sympathy to you and your family we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Death can bring so many tears and pain, but your memories can also bring smiles too. We hope that you can find some comfort in the words find at 2 Corinthians 1: 2 - 4 . Sincerely Rebecca

Submitted by David Gilbert on
Dear Mrs. Faulk and family. Though we did not know you or Ed well, we do have fond memories of seeing you at various GCI functions over the years. We send our deepest condolences at this time of great loss and honor you and Ed for your years of service in the ministry of Jesus Christ. God bless you. Dave and Hinka Gilbert, Philadelphia, PA