The Way International celebrates 80th anniversary


The Rev. Vern Edwards, president and member of the Board of Directors of The Way International, gives a sermon on Sunday, Oct. 2, in celebration of the group’s 80th anniversary.

The Rev. Vern Edwards, president and member of the Board of Directors of The Way International, gives a sermon on Sunday, Oct. 2, in celebration of the group’s 80th anniversary.


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NEW KNOXVILLE — The Way International celebrated 80 years on Sunday, Oct. 2, with visitors in from all over the United States and several international countries representing four continents.

On Saturday, more than 1,300 people enjoyed a picnic lunch together and then were treated to a sharing from the Board of Directors and an evening concert. On Sunday, nearly 200 children enjoyed their own fellowship while President the Rev. Vern Edwards taught a full auditorium, with over one hundred more in overflow seating, on the theme for the 80th anniversary year, “Living Victoriously Today.” New music, books, and clothing were released, and participants closed out their weekend by enjoying a reception together.

Originally formed in 1942 as a radio program by a young minister, Victor Paul Wierwille, today The Way International is comprised of home fellowships throughout the world. Their Headquarters is in New Knoxville, Ohio, and provides written materials, classes, and a weekly teaching service that streams worldwide.

For more information about The Way International, visit their website, theway.org, or follow them on Instagram @thewayintl.

The Rev. Vern Edwards, president and member of the Board of Directors of The Way International, gives a sermon on Sunday, Oct. 2, in celebration of the group’s 80th anniversary.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_STS-Vern-2-1.jpgThe Rev. Vern Edwards, president and member of the Board of Directors of The Way International, gives a sermon on Sunday, Oct. 2, in celebration of the group’s 80th anniversary. Courtesy photo