Edwin L. Finley


  • Postal Address:

    24525 Alessandro Blvd Ste. A Moreno Valley, CA 92553
  • Phone:

    (951) 247-3494
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Meet Edwin Finley


The late Edwin L. Finley was born on August 18, 1959, in Los Angeles, CA to Pastor Benny and Missy Anne Mae Finley.  As a young man he accepted the calling on his life and served in many capacities at Faithful Church of God in Christ. In 1988, he was ordained as an Elder by Bishop Charles E. Blake.

In 1987, Elder Finley helped to found Life Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Ron M. Gibson. He served as an Assistant Pastor for eight years.  In 1995, Elder Finley helped to establish Breakthrough Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Charles E. Gibson and served faithfully for over eleven years as 1st Administrative Assistant to the Pastor and as Sunday School Superintendent.

In 2003, Elder Finley married Evangelist Genise Finley in a lovely ceremony that was assuredly blessed assuredly blessed by God. Together they have four adult children.

In late 2007, Elder Finley answered the call of God on his life to pastor.  In September 2008, he founded the Grace Temple Church of God in Christ in Moreno Valley, CA.  Pastor Finley and Evangelist Finley co-labor together to encourage the Saints of God to transform their lives, through the power of God.  They sought to edify the Body of Christ by equipping the whole-person to serve the community and reach the world to win souls for Jesus Christ.

In 2016, Pastor Finley was appointed as superintendent to the Agape Fellowship District.  Superintendent Finley is an anointed preacher, who has been called to speak the uncompromising Word of God.  His heart touching message has drawn many to Christ.

On February 1, 2022, Superintendent Edwin L. Finley transitioned from this life to the next, leaving to celebrate his life is wife and co-founder Evangelist Genise Finley, two sons, a host of siblings, family and friends and the congregation of Grace Temple COGIC.

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    The National Day Prayer
    Now more than ever before, prayer is needed in the United States of America.  Prayer has always moved God and caused Him to act on our behalf.
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    Christmas 2020 Message
    Greetings and blessings be upon the saints of the Most High God!  What a joy and privilege it is to be numbered amongst those who are sanctified, on fire, ready and willing to show forth the praises of Him who brought us out of darkness and into the marvelous light.
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    Thanksgiving Message From The Finleys 2020
    Thanksgiving is a day that has been celebrated by our country since 1692. However, Christians have practiced a life of being thankful long before then.
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    Statement from Pastor Finley and Sister Finley
    Saints of God, this is Pastor Finley and Elect-Lady Finley: Reminding you to be of good courage during these times, though your faith is being challenged. We are the people of the Most High God and we shall prevail.

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24525 Alessandro Blvd Ste. A Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 247-3494