Mr. Edwards is a native of Carroll County where he graduated from Central High School in 1987. He attended West Georgia College on a football scholarship and completed his undergraduate studies in social studies in 1992. In 2002, he completed his masters in administration from Jacksonville State University and his specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2008.
Edwards and his wife, Krysti, were married in 1992 and have three children: Jake, 21; Julia, 18; and Ellie Kate, 7. They are members of Midway Macedonia Baptist Church.